Daily Topic for October 09, 2013
Has it ever occurred to you that like Paul, you have been “set apart?” We are all part of the body of Christ, so we have different gifts and assignments, but one purpose: the extension of His Kingdom. That assignment involves revealing His Son in various ways. To some this may involve feeding the poor, to others it may involve, like it did with Paul, preaching Him among the Gentiles.
Thank the Lord that you are “set apart” to extend His Kingdom! Thank Him that today you can help extend His Kingdom to the Digor people through your prayers.
When one thinks of the Medeo-Persian Empire, one may think of Daniel or Cyrus the Great, God’s anointed ones (Daniel 6: 28, II Chronicles 36:23, Isaiah 44:28). One does not usually think of Russia as home to the Medeo-Persians. Yet today’s people, the Digor, a Medeo-Persian people, have been living in Asian Russia since at least the Middle Ages, if not earlier. Surprisingly they live well outside the lands that we usually associate with Persian peoples.
Beginning in the 13th century A.D., the Ossetians, of which the Digors are a sub-group, came under the influence of the Mongols. In 1784, Russian colonization began. By then the Digors were Muslims.
According to Wikipedia, there are two districts of Digors: Digora (Christian) and Iraf (Muslim). These 100,000 people speak the oldest form of the Ossetian languages. The Muslim Digors are among Asia’s unreached and unengaged peoples. It is unclear if they have any gospel resources available to them except in the Russian language.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray that the few Digor believers will witness to their Muslim kinsmen. Pray that gospel resources will be made available in the Digor language. Pray for a mission agency to adopt these people and work among them until the Digor people are well represented in God’s Kingdom. Pray that they will be opened to the gospel through dreams, visions, and gospel materials.