Daily Topic for November 10, 2013

Hebrews 11:5-6a
By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death; and he was not found, because God had taken him. Now before he was taken he was attested as having pleased God. And without faith it is impossible to please Him. (RSV)

Intercessor, if Jesus Christ is living in you, His faith is living in you! He didn’t check it at the door when you invited Him in. So you can pray expecting that He will prepare the hearts of Uighur people and give them faith to believe good news.

Pray that, like Enoch, the Uighur people will be ready and found pleasing to Him at His appearing. Pray for them to put their faith in Jesus Christ.

Uighur people of China

by JR

The name Uighur means “unity.” The Uighur people group is made up of several Turkic groups who came together years ago to form one people. Their desire for unity has put them at odds with the Han Chinese people who now rule them in the northwestern part of modern China. In just the last four years there have been over 200 deaths blamed on clashes between Uighur Muslims and the majority Han Chinese in China. Uighurs long to obtain independence and their own nation. But the Chinese government has moved so many Chinese into their homeland that their hope of autonomy has all but faded.

The Uighurs have been Sunni Muslims for hundreds of years. However, a thousand years ago Christianity was their dominant religion. During the 14th century Christianity all but disappeared as the Uighurs became Muslim. In 1892 Swedish missionaries began outreach among the Uighur people, and they won a few to Jesus. For hundreds of years there has been a strong spiritual battle for Uighur souls that rivals the physical battles they now face.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray that the Church will again bring the gospel to the Uighur people, and that we will soon see a major spiritual revival among them. Pray that the Uighur people will be better respected and represented as a minority in China.

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