Daily Topic for March 19, 2017

Colossians 1:4-6, NKJV
...since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of your love for all the saints; because of the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, of which you heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel, which has come to you, as it has also in all the world, and is bringing forth fruit, as it is also among you since the day you heard and knew the grace of God in truth;...

Pray for good fruit to come from the two believers among this people group. Pray for them to set an example for others to follow.

Chirag/Amuq Peoples

“I’m so happy, but what will my family do to me?” Nefi-zat (not her real name), the first believer in Jesus among the Chirag people, expressed her deep dual feelings. Jesus had touched Nefi-zat. A city friend had told her a personal story about how God was a loving Father who had provided for total forgiveness of sins. The next day Nefi-zat and her younger sister took the step of repentance and received this gift of forgiveness through Jesus.
Four years ago these two sisters became the first believers in Jesus among the Chirag people. But what will happen with their family? Many times when women come to Jesus in Muslim families they are threatened with death. Many times the radiance of the fruit of the Spirit in the new believer’s life touches family members deeply, but sometimes even that isn’t enough. Nefi-zat and her younger sister have gone through the fire of opposition but are still alive.
The Chirag are a rugged people living in the high mountains of Dagestan. Combined with the closely-connected sister language of the Amuq people, all together there are five Chirag-Amuq villages and an approximate 3000 total population in this distinct language group. Many Chirag-Amuq now live in the urban regions of Dagestan.

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Pray for divine protection for new Chirag believers. Pray that the radiance of Christ in their lives will touch hearts among their relatives, and that the precious grace of Jesus will spread from clan to clan.


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