Daily Topic for March 27, 2017

Ephesians 3:18, NIV
... may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ...

Pray that the Lord will show His grace and mercy to all Andi people in such a way that they will come to Him with thanksgiving and repentance.

Andi People

The powerfully-built Andi man murmured out loud, “I’m not as tough as my brothers and uncles—I haven’t yet killed a man with my bare hands.” This middle-aged Andi man looked tough enough. He is renowned in his circles for his hard-nosed life and his many wives. The Muslim Andi number at least 40,000 in Dagestan, near the western border with Chechnya. Blood vengeance is one of their enshrined values, and cycles of violence have continued to ferment through the generations. However, there are great strengths in the Andi people—remarkable elements of culture and beauty.
This story, however, continues with an astonishing twist. One of the sons of this very same Andi man—we’ll call the son Aslan, encountered the power of the Holy Spirit. He said, “What surprised me most ... was the amazing love of God.” Aslan is the first follower of Jesus among the Andi people. Aslan represents the hope of a powerful life-giving strength that is far greater than the old fleshly way of vengeance and violence.

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Pray for good relationships between Aslan and his family, including his father, relatives, and acquaintances. Ask God to let the radiance of His Holy Spirit shine through Aslan, so that many can be drawn to the light. Pray for divine grace and help with the beginning of a Bible translation into the Andi language. The Gospel of Luke in Andi was published in 2015. Pray for the development and distribution of biblical audio recordings. Pray that many Andi people will see the superiority of the ways of the Spirit over the old ways of vengeance.


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