Daily Topic for November 21, 2012
God’s Word is a lamp that provides light for those who do not want to walk in darkness. Many walk in darkness because they ignore God’s Word. Others, like the Eshkashim Sanglechi people, do not have the Word to light their path.
Pray for God to raise up a team of translators to make His path known though the Word to the Eshkashim Sanglechi people. Pray that this people will soon walk in the light.
Could you imagine speaking a language that is only understood in two villages? That is the fate of most of the 2,500 Sanglechi people. Two thousand members of this people group live in two villages in Afghanistan. Needless to say, many speak a trade language like Russian, Tajik, or Dari so they are not totally cut off from the rest of the world. Their heart language is not in written form, so it will be a difficult task to make the Bible available to them.
Like many people of Afghanistan, the Sanglechi are agrarian, although some work in cities. Others work outside the country in Russia and in Tajikistan. They live in adobe houses and are very hospitable to foreigners.
Islam came to Afghanistan by force in the seventh century A.D., and it has become the religion of choice for almost all people groups in that country. However, the Islam practiced by the Sanglechi people is blended with animism, shamanism, and Zoroastrian beliefs. Most consider themselves to be Sunni Muslims, although there are some Ishmaili Shi’ites among them. As far as we know, none of them follow Christ.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray for peace and stability in Afghanistan. Pray for believing Dari speakers to evangelize the Eshkasim Sanglechi people until they have a strong group of Christ followers. Pray also for Bible translation into Eshkasim-Sanglechi and for the JESUS Film to be available in their language.