Daily Topic for October 08, 2013

Romans 10:13
Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

Everyone! Everyone! We know from other parts of Scripture that there will come a day when people from every tribe, tongue, and nation (people group) will worship the Lord. But, as Paul points out in other parts of Romans 10, they can’t call on the Name of the Lord if they don’t know the Name. Today’s entry is about the Larestani people who lack what most others have in terms of Bible-based materials.

Pray that soon the Name of the Lord will be proclaimed among the Larestani people in any way He wants. Pray that this will be the time of their deliverance from sin and death.

Larestani People

by CL

“I am not saying I do not believe,” Taher said quietly. “I am only saying I am not sure what I believe.” “Blasphemy!” his father shouted, shaking his head. “Do not say such things! You are Muslim. I am Muslim. My father was Muslim. Our family is and has been Muslim for hundreds of years. I have taught you. You have been to mosque.” His voice trailed away and he stood scowling at his son. “Father,” Taher continued, “We have prayed to Allah. But think about it. We are still poor. The farm still needs rain. Allah does not hear us. Why can’t we try something else? A friend told me about the Prophet Isa. What if we prayed to him?” “Silence!” his father demanded. “There will be no talk of Isa in this house!”

The Larestani are a small people group of 108,000 mostly in the Larestan area of Iran’s Fars Province. They speak many different dialects of their language, and they are scattered across a vast region of Iran. They do not share a language with the other people groups of Iran. Neither do they share their religion. While most people in Iran are Shi’ite Muslims, the Larestani are Sunnis.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray for Bible translation groups to make progress in providing the Larestani with God’s Word in their heart language. Pray for the Larestani to have the opportunity to hear the gospel through Bible recordings. Pray for many of the Larestani to put their faith in Christ.

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