Daily Topic for March 14, 2017

1 Peter 3:15-16, NIV
But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander. When Muslims say that your life must be set apart for God, the door is wide open to talk about the fullness of God’s Word – that to be fully set apart, the prophets pointed us to trust in Isa (Jesus) as the way, the truth, and the fullness of life.

Pray that the Kaitag people will truly understand what it means to have their lives set apart for God’s purposes.

Kaitag People

“What language are you speaking?” the spice and tea seller asked us at the market in Manas-Kent, Dagestan. “We’re speaking English,” we replied. “And what language were you speaking?” we asked. “Dargin,” he said. Our introductions continued with my Russian host trying out the short phrases of Dargin he had collected. We sniffed each type of chebretz (dried herbs and mountain grasses used for tea), and chose our preferred flavors. He exclaimed, “That grass is from my village!” which led to our question, “Where is that?” “Well, you know how I said I speak Dargin. But I am actually Kaitag, and my home language is Kaitag. Those grasses are from my home village, and I know you will have the healthiest tea in all of Dagestan,” he boasted.
He proudly escorted us to our car as his new guests. He helped load our meat and purchases into the trunk. Then wrapping his arm around the driver and in a nose-to-nose whisper he said, “It’s essential that you live for God, dear brother. You must set your life apart for God.” We exchanged phone numbers in hopes that a time would come when his sincere invitation to “come to our village” could be taken up. Getting there would be complicated. Like making their famous embroidery, spending time among the Kaitag would require precision and alignment of timing.

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Pray that the Lord will arrange a time for Christ’s ambassadors to live in a Kaitag village. Pray for the Lord to raise up the first Kaitag believer this decade.

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