Daily Topic for November 09, 2011

Jeremiah 17:8
They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.

It is extremely difficult for the peoples of Pakistan to not worry about their future. This poor country has become much poorer because of the floods that raged there last year. We know that God will take care of His children. But will the Hindu and Muslim Koiris peoples accept His loving-kindness?

Pray that poor people like the Koiris in Pakistan will seek and find the care and protection of the King of the Universe.

Koiri People

by PD

“It’s been so hard! We lost almost everything from the flood, but we were lucky because we saved our two cows, a few chickens, and some jewelry.” The Koiri farmer was explaining his situation to UN workers. “Because I only rent the 10 acres of land I farm, I could not receive any new seed or fertilizer from the government. The landlord claimed he needed the seed and fertilizer for his own lands, plus he said I had to pay my debt. I sold my cows and the jewelry that was supposed to be for my daughter’s wedding. That gave us enough to buy the seed and fertilizer. My crops are doing pretty well, and my vegetable garden has provided us with some food. We repaired our house with old lumber and mud bricks. However, the hardest thing is not being able to buy medicine for my sick baby boy.”
Unlike the 7.3 million Hindu Koiri people in India, there are only about 300 Koiris living in Pakistan, and most of them are Muslim. The disastrous flood has been very hard on these very poor farmers.

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Pray that God will open the way for these Muslims to hear His word in their Sindhi and Urdu languages through shortwave radio Bible programs and through Christian aid workers. Pray that these people will desire to follow Him. Pray that awareness of the Koiri people will lead to ongoing prayer for them.

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