Daily Topic for March 24, 2017

Isaiah 40:31, NKJV
But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.

The Didoi are known as “the eagle people.” In what way are they like eagles? They live on the edge of cliffs, and they know how to persevere when all kinds of trouble comes their way. They lack the grace of Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit that can help them “rise up with wings as eagles, to run and not be weary.”

Pray for the empowering of the Holy Spirit to take these “eagle people” to new spiritual heights with their Lord!

Didoi (Tsez) People

The Didoi region, at least 38 total villages, has been “on edge” for the past four years. Their location in the southwest corner of Dagestan became “the edge” of Russia when the Soviet Union broke up in 1991. This left them on “edge” in the province of Dagestan, both politically and emotionally—leading to mysterious fires in 2012-13. One burned out village, Khutrakh, by translation literally means “The Edge.” Most Didoi villages are literally built on the edge of ridges, with houses stacked vertically on top of each other. Living such precarious lives, it’s no wonder they are known as the “eagle people.”
Will this crisis among the Didoi lead to new openness to the love of Christ? Caring disciples of Christ have reached out to the suffering 20,000 Didoi people, but have been blocked by Dagestani powers. In late 2013 in far northern Dagestan in a lowland settlement, a Didoi man (name left anonymous) has come to Jesus!

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray for the Spirit of God working through this first Didoi believer in his family. In light of the hostility from Muslim powers in Dagestan, pray for more “men and women of peace” among the Didoi to welcome the love of Christ. Pray for the Father to send the right people at the right time into the right relationships, bringing the grace and power of Jesus into the Didoi world.

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