Daily Topic for November 12, 2017

Galatians 5:8, NLT
It certainly isn’t God, for he is the one who called you to freedom.

Pray that the Bashkir people will choose the God who gives freedom from sin over any god who demands obedience to laws and rigid obedience.

Bashkir People in Kyrgyzstan

by TP

It is said that if one scratches a Russian one finds a Tatar. But when is a Tatar not a Tatar? The answer is if one is Bashkir, another Caucasoid-Mongoloid Turkic people who live in the Ural Mountains. Under the Soviets they became a distinct people group. In addition to Russia, they also live in Kazakhstan as well as Kyrgyzstan. Like yesterday’s Kyrgyz, the Bashkirs are mostly Muslim, for whom the village is key to their male-dominated society. They have 100 mosques, one of which looks like a church, the steeple being the minaret! They number some 3,200 in Kyrgyzstan.
In the 1700s, the Russian Orthodox Church evangelized them with little success. Those few Orthodox Christians among them are known today as Nagaibaks. Clearly the Bashkirs remain an unreached, unengaged Sunni Muslim people group.

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Pray that the JESUS Film in the Bashkir language will become widely available to them.
Pray that God will strengthen and give evangelistic zeal to the few missionary evangelists to this people. Pray for intercessory prayer warriors to regularly pray for the Bashkirs. Pray for spiritual openness to the gospel among Muslim Bashkirs. Pray that the gospel becomes contextualized for them so that they can accept Jesus without thinking that they also have to adopt someone else’s culture as well.

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