Daily Topic for September 20, 2017

Ephesians 1:18, NKJV
... the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of his calling, what are the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,...

Make this your prayer for the Zargar people of Jammu and Kashmir.

Hindu and Muslim Zargar People

by CMW

How do you find information about a people group that has so few members? By Indian standards the 40,000 Zargars are few. A search on the Internet turns up snippets such as this: “a Romani-related ethnic group deriving from Zargar, Iran.” They live in Jammu and Kashmir and speak Dogri. Most are Muslim, but a minority are Hindu. That is the extent to which the general reader can obtain data on the Zargar.
And yet—one man among them has achieved notoriety. His name is Mushtaq Ahmed Zargar, and he is a terrorist. Isn’t it sad that a whole people group can be falsely defined by one of of its most evil sons? He grew up in Jammu and Kashmir, and was involved in the 1989 kidnapping of the Indian home minister’s daughter. He has over three dozen murder cases registered against him, some of them for high-level officials.
The world in general may have little awareness about the Zargar people, but the God who “counts the number of the stars” and “gives names to all of them” (Psalm 147:4) also knows each Zargar man, woman, boy, and girl—by name!

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Please pray for this people group to encounter the One who made the stars and man. May the Zargar people come into a relationship with their loving creator. Pray for a disciple making movement involving the Zargar people to spread throughout Jammu and Kashmir.


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