Daily Topic for March 04, 2017

Ephesians 5:1-2, NKJV
Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.

Pray that some from the Chamalal people will soon seek to become imitators of God, and walk in the love that Jesus shows His servants.

Chamalal People

Rasul and Ibraghim were two young Chamalal men from an urban region of Dagestan. Their parents told them to find a Chamalal wife back in their homeland. The most hopeful settings for such a find were large weddings in Chamalal mountain villages where hundreds of young people gather for two days of dancing and socializing.
Agvali and Gadiri are two of the 14 Chamalal villages in the high mountains of extreme western Dagestan. In these 14 villages, plus eight more across the ridge in the adjacent mountains of southeastern Chechnya, 10,000 people speak the distinct Chamalal language.
All Chamalal people consider themselves proudly Muslim and follow traditional Sunni Islam mixed with ancient animistic practices. To date there are no known Chamalal believers. They have had almost no opportunity whatsoever to hear of the grace and mercy of Jesus Christ.

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Pray that the rich, but harsh heritage of Chamalal culture will be graced with the mercy of Jesus and the fruit of the Holy Spirit. Pray that trained linguists will befriend the Chamalal people and honor their ancient complex language. In so doing, pray that God will open the door for oral recordings of the good news of Jesus in the Chamalal language. Pray that young Chamalal men and women will connect with Dagestani followers of Jesus in urban areas, and they will become messengers to their own people.

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