Daily Topic for May 21, 2007

Romans 10:14
"How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?"

How many people in the world still haven’t heard of the Lord Jesus? That is very difficult to say-the Bible is translated into languages that more than 90 percent of the world speaks; Christian radio broadcasts blanket the earth; only a very few isolated groups have never heard anything of Christianity. But there are nearly 10,000 groups who don’t yet have a Church of their own, that is, in their own language or cultural sphere. Their ability to meaningfully hear the gospel is often dependent upon the presence of a Church community they can see in operation.

Pray that these groups may hear about Christ within their own culture!

-Sunni Muslim Uzbeks in the U.S.

“I’m looking for Uzbeks, or other people from Central Asia, in New York City to exchange cultural and linguistic information,” read the email on the discussion forum. This man wasn’t the only one trying to connect with Uzbeks living in the United States. Dozens of other people daily jump into conversations on the Internet forum. Most are looking to connect with other Uzbeks while others are simply looking for an Uzbek restaurant. “I’d give my right arm for a bowl of good laghman,” one person writes. According to several posts on the forum, there are many Uzbeks living in Seattle since it was declared a “sister city” to Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan in the 1980s. 

Since the demise of the Soviet Union, the 15 million Uzbeks in Uzbekistan have had a chance to get re-acquainted with their culture and their Islamic religion. However, a growing number of these Sunni Muslims are relocating to the United States where they have the chance to hear of the Prince of Peace.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray that Uzbeks in Uzbekistan and in the West will hear Christ’s call. Pray that God will use many avenues like these electronic computer forums to lead the Muslim Uzbeks to their Savior through online discussions about Him.-PS

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