Daily Topic for April 22, 2017

John 11: 23-26, NET
Jesus replied, “Your brother will come back to life again.” Martha said, “I know that he will come back to life again in the resurrection at the last day.” Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live even if he dies, and the one who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?”

Pray that Chechens will understand that since Jesus is the resurrection, they should look to Him for life’s answers.

Chechens in Belgium

by CL

(This is a fictitious account.)
The old Belgian man grumbled, “More dirty Chechens.” He and his friend were sitting on a bench at the train station watching the people come and go. “Are you sure those are Chechens?” his friend said, squinting at the family that had just gotten off the train. “Of course they are Chechen,” the other man said with disdain. “Look at their shabby clothes. They are clearly people without a home.” “Perhaps Belgium will become their home,” his friend suggested. The old man swore bitterly. “We don’t need them here.” His friend protested. “They have no other place to go.” The old man snapped, “Why not back to Chechnya?”
The people of Chechnya, a Muslim region in southwestern Russia, have been disputing with Moscow since the 1700s. When the Soviet Union collapsed in the 1990s, they began fighting for independence. In response, Russia destroyed Grozny, the main city in Chechnya, forcing many Chechens to flee their homes and their homeland.
At least 17,000 Chechens now reside in Belgium with more trickling in as the conflict continues.
The Chechens are Sunni Muslims with no known believers among them.

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Pray for Chechens in Belgium to encounter the God of love. Pray for Christ’s followers in that nation to make the most of this opportunity to share the good news with this unreached people group. Pray that soon there will be a church planting movement among Chechens in Belgium.

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