Daily Topic for July 22, 2012
Notice the intentions of the Lord. They are not to make sinful man objects of wrath, but objects of mercy. He wants us to receive salvation. But notice that it is only through the Lord Jesus Christ. There is no other name under heaven by which we must be saved!
Pray that many from each Aimaq tribe will soon understand that salvation will come only through Jesus on that final day.
When Fariba heard the donkeys braying, she stopped weaving and quickly ran to the center of the camp with the other women. She knew a peddler was coming which meant she could trade some of her small woven bags for much needed dyes for her wool. Her husband would trade most of her woven items when he went to the big market, but she needed the dyes. After a time of bargaining, the peddler accepted tea from the women. Then he noticed a small girl happily sitting and eating near his canvas sacks. She had found his lunch! Everyone laughed and some women left to bring him fresh cheese and bread.
Aimaq, the Mongolian word for tribe, are a cluster of 20 Persian speaking tribal peoples who can be found living in the mountainous regions of Afghanistan and northeastern Iran. Their population is about 120,000 in Iran, and they mainly live by herding sheep, farming, and selling beautiful carpets. Women are respected and participate in social functions. The hard life contributes to health problems such as malaria, tuberculosis and other illnesses.
The majority of Iranian Aimaqs are Shi’ite Muslims. There are no known believers among these people, and Iran’s Islamic laws against Christ followers sharing their faith are strictly enforced.
Pray that God will open a way through Christian radio, business, and medical outreach for every Aimaq tribe to hear about Jesus and begin a new life in Him.