Daily Topic for November 18, 2017

2 Corinthians 10:3, 4, ESV
Though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. Weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but have divine power to destroy strongholds.

Pray for the Khalka believers, wherever they may live, to find spiritual victory in the Holy Spirit.

Khalka Mongol in Kyrgyzstan

by KH

Under Genghis Khan and his successors, Kyrgyzstan became part of a warlike imperial nation and the largest land empire in history. Khalka Mongols, be they in Mongolia or Kyrgyzstan, take pride in the size of this 13th century empire. The Mongol Empire only lasted a little more than 100 years, but some of the Mongols remained in places where they had conquered. There are only 100 Khalka Mongols in Kyrgyzstan today, though there are about two million in Mongolia.
Shamanism and ancestor worship are significant forces beneath the thin fa├žade of Islam among Khalka Mongols in Kyrgyzstan. Fear of the evil eye, use of amulets, the occult, and demonization are widespread among this unreached and unengaged people group. Shamans still wield great influence. Many Kyrgyz are held back from faith by fear of alienation from their families, fear of not being given a proper burial, and by negative propaganda. The primary language of the Khalka Mongols is Halh Mongolian. Resources include the Bible, the JESUS Film, GRN and radio.
Kyrgyzstan is very mountainous and isolated from major trade routes, and corruption makes economic development difficult. For centuries, foreigners, most recently the Russians, imposed foreign religions and ideologies on all people in Kyrgyzstan. Christianity is sadly associated with these occupiers who slaughtered many.

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Pray that culturally sensitive servants will do what is necessary to reach the Khalka Mongol people, and teach them to wage warfare against their many strongholds with spiritual weapons.

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