Daily Topic for March 22, 2017

Ephesians 4:11-13, NIV
So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

Pray for apostles and evangelists to be raised up for the Dagestani peoples who now live without the grace or love of our Lord.

Andalal/Qarakh Avar

Listen to the personal words of a woman who grew up in a large Andalal village—“As a girl, knowing no other way, I was proud and happy that I had been born into a Muslim family. I believed that Islam was indeed the religion of peace and goodness, and with all my heart I searched for a close relationship with the God of Islam just like millions of honorable people in Muslim cultures do today. My story is of a lack of peace in my heart… . As I grew up, I was full of pain from many horrible things that had happened to me since childhood. ... In the midst of all this, I believed in Allah, although I was experiencing more and more disappointment with the religion in which I was born… . As I grew I carried with me a mass of internal confusion, emotional pain, and a catastrophic amount of self-doubt.”
The Andalal and Qarakh-speaking groups have been intensely Islamic for hundreds of years. They have amazing cultural strengths, but also a tragic deficit of grace, forgiveness, and agape love. Due to these deficits, in recent years even many of the historic strengths grow progressively dimmer in the face of the devastating effects of sin.

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Pray that many, like the author of this writing, will find the love of Jesus for healing and regeneration. Pray for revelation through dreams and visions, which also were key in this Andalal woman’s salvation story.

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