Daily Topic for May 25, 2017

Jonah 3:8-9, NKJV
But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily to God; yes, let everyone turn from his evil ways and from the violence that is in his hands. Who can tell if God will turn and relent, and turn away from His fierce anger, so that we may not perish?

Pray for this kind of repentance to come to the Afghans in California and elsewhere.

Afghan Muslims in CA

by TF, guest writer from Global Gates

Afghans have been leaving Afghanistan in search of safety, stability, and opportunity. One Global Gates Hub city is home to more than 60,000 Afghans. The needs in this community are vast: from housing, language learning, and job skills to safety for women from domestic violence, healing from trauma, and the new hope that comes from knowing Jesus.
Afghan families first came to this area in the late 1970s during the war with Russia. These families were well educated, secular, and leaders in their fields. Their children were raised in the US and have assimilated into western culture. The second wave of refugees came in the early 2000s and were primarily widows and children. They faced multiple challenges as they spoke little English, had minimal education, and limited financial resources.
The third wave of Afghans that is still coming is made up of former translators for the U.S. military. They are in need of job training and many need trauma treatment. All of these families have a need both for familiar community, which they often find in the mosque, as well as integration with the broader community.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray for Jesus to come to Afghans in dreams, and for believers to be prepared to explain and live out the reason for their hope. Pray for Afghan people of peace to be identified and for wisdom and love to abound as these relationships deepen.


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