Daily Topic for November 05, 2011
Because of man’s wickedness, God destroyed all but Noah and his family through a massive flood. Notice here that God specifically singled out the issue of violence. All of us have a choice when faced by daily problems to be part of the problem or part of the solution. There are many people in Pakistan today, like the Taliban, who are part of the problem, and wish to drag others down to their level.
Pray for protection for those in Pakistan who are being enticed into violence or victimized by it. Pray for the Brahui people to look to God’s solutions rather than settle for mankind’s sin of violence.
“Ahmed, come fight for Allah,” said the young man in a hushed tone as they stood together in the crowded refugee camp. Ahmed was of the Brahui tribe, which had been driven out of their homeland near the Afghan border by last year’s flooding. “And fight against who?” asked Ahmed, after a long pause. “Against Christians? Aren’t they the ones who opened this refugee camp?” He stopped talking, knowing that the Taliban recruiter could do him harm if he said any more.
The Brahuis used to be nomadic herders, but in recent years they have settled down to become farmers. They live in Pakistan near the border with Afghanistan. The floods washed out the crops they planted. Many members of this people group were forced to flee to refugee camps.
The Brahuis speak a Dravadian language, unlike any spoken in Pakistan. Most other Dravadian languages are spoken by people groups living in southern India. Most Brahui are Muslims, but there are a few secret followers of Jesus among them.
Ask God to break the hold that Islam has on this people group, and direct them to follow Jesus Christ. Pray for linguists to complete the work of translating the Bible into the Brahui language. Ask God to strengthen and embolden the few Brahui followers of Jesus Christ to reach out to their neighbors. May they become an effective witness to these suffering Muslims.