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Johann* is with YWAM Frontier Missions. This is his story.

“According to Joshua project, India has about 2,500 people groups. God spoke to me and confirmed without a doubt about a specific people group. The Yadav people group. My answer was bold: ‘I will go and do it!’ From that moment the Yadav people have been imprinted on my heart. I talk about them and pray for them. I also challenged others to reach out to this very neglected Mega unreached people group.

“[The Lord] brought me in touch with a small group of the first Yadav believers. Each experience was powerful and supernatural.

“In a North Indian state, a Christian Yadav family was praying for 10 years. They prayed God would provide someone to help them reach out to their own people. In 2001, when I walked into their pharmacy, it was a great joy to meet them. We prayed together for God to extend His Kingdom among the Yadavs. This family was part of a traditional church in the neighbourhood. That church had no interest at all to reach out to the millions who have never heard the name of Jesus. Our meeting was a great encouragement to them!

“One day during my travels on a train, I felt the Lord’s conviction about love. I knew it was related to the people sitting opposite me. I could not speak their language well. Still, I learned that they were Yadav newlyweds, on their honeymoon.

“They were from a village with no Christian believers. There were no churches, Bibles, Christian schools, or anything that would teach them about God. I came to find out that for several years they desired to become Christians and did not know how. We prayed with them and later sent them a Bible.

“Two years passed before we found a Yadav pastor, the first known Yadav pastor in that part of India. He completed his studies and education in Bible school. He felt called to start a fellowship in that village of approximately 30,000 people. This group of believers began to meet. They are now requesting an excellent Christian school in their village.”

(The original story has been shortened.)
* Name changed for security reasons

Source: YWAM Frontier Missions

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