Daily Topic for November 14, 2017

1 Samuel 17:8, NLT
Goliath stood and shouted a taunt across to the Israelites. “Why are you all coming out to fight?” he called. “I am the Philistine champion, but you are only the servants of Saul. Choose one man to come down here and fight me!”

Pray for the Lord to raise up believers who will fight the “Goliath” of corruption in Kyrgyzstan for the glory the Lord.

Dargin People in Kyrgyzstan

by BO

At a glance, Kyrgyzstan is rich with beautiful landscapes. Lush green pastures, jewel colored rivers, snowcapped mountains, and fascinating architecture paint a lovely picture of this country. But just below the surface level lies populations of people groups that have yet to discover the beauty of the Kingdom of God.
A small population of less than 3,500, the Dargin people live in the mountainous and landlocked country of Kyrgyzstan as well as in southern Russia. This country was once part of the Soviet Union and gained independence in December, 1991.
Since that date, Kyrgyzstan has ranked high on the corrupt countries index, and it is the second poorest country in Central Asia. These issues cause the Dargins and other people groups to eke out a living at the foundational level. Most live in yurts and live through farming and herding.
The Dargins were introduced to Islam in the 8th century and have largely followed the Sunni sect of that religion. It is common to see them partaking in traditional rituals not commonly associated with Islam. For example, they participate in agriculture ceremonies, ward off evil spirits, and practice magic. Though they have access to the Bible in their language, Dargwa, they remain unreached and unengaged.

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Pray there would be in an influx of outreach in Kyrgyzstan among the Dargin people. May they come to know the Lord’s beauty as their deliverer and provider. Pray for a spiritual breakthrough that will produce a disciple making movement among the Dargins.

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