By tradition, the Gossain people have removed themselves from material pleasures. They live by collecting alms and looking after temples. They are what we call ascetics, fully devoted to the religious system of Hinduism.
Devotion to a religious system is a major hindrance to accepting grace and mercy from the King of kings. Devotion needs to be centered on the person, Jesus Christ, not on a religious system.
It will take much prayer before people can approach these devout Hindus with spiritual discussions about the need for a holy Savior.
There are no known followers of Christ among the Gosain people in Nepal, India or Bangladesh, so pray that the 2020s will be a decade of spiritual breakthroughs in all three countries.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Gosain people in Nepal teachable and understanding hearts. Pray for Gosain families to be drawn by the Holy Spirit to seek forgiveness, and to understand the adequacy of Christ’s work on the cross. Pray for teams of believers to do sustained, focused prayer for the Lord to open the hearts of Gosain family leaders to experience God’s blessing through a movement of family-based discovery Bible studies.
Scripture Prayers for the Gosain in Nepal.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|People Name General||Gosain|
|People Name in Country||Gosain|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Ajnasi; Aranya-Gharbhari; Atit; Baba; Bairagi; Ban; Bangali; Bawa; Bharadi; Bharati; Bharti; Daure Gosaviati; Gairagi; Gasain; Gasawi; Geria; Gharhari; Giria/Yati; Girigosavi; Girname; Gosai; Gosaib; Gosavi; Gosayi; Gossain; Goswami; Gussain; Kamphode; Mathkar; Nath Panthi Gosavi; Sanyasi; Saraswati-Parbat; Van; गोसाईं (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||32 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||6|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Maithili (500 speakers)|
|Language Code||mai Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Maithili
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1986-2010)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible stories in Maithili|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Good News|
|Film / Video||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Maithili|
|Film / Video||My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|General||Gospel website in this language|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: jivən səndesh|
|Text / Printed Matter||Jesus Messiah comic book|
|Text / Printed Matter||OneHope resources for children and youth|
|Text / Printed Matter||Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)|
|Text / Printed Matter||World Missionary Press Booklets|