Daily Topic for March 25, 2010

Matt. 18:12b
“If a man owns 100 sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the 99 on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off?”

This verse can be used to illustrate the dire predicament of any people group in the North Caucasus, not just the Khvarshins. Adam and Eve were their ancestors, and the true and living God is not willing that any should perish. We have all wandered from our creator and savior.

Pray that the Good Shepherd will find the wandering “sheep” of the North Caucasus such as the Khvarshin people.

Khvarshin People

by AK

Jesus tells us about a shepherd who had 100 sheep, yet went looking for the missing one (Luke 15:4). He also tells about a woman who had 10 coins, yet spent much time and energy looking for one lost coin. We may worship with a large number of people, while the tiny group of Khvarshin people remains lost in false beliefs about Christ. God seeks to draw them into His family. As His children, we can join the quest to reach them through prayer!

The Khvarshin people are Sunni Muslim in name, but they practice shamanism and animism. There are no known followers of Christ among them. These sheepherders have large, close-knit families. They are industrious, making woolen products, shoes and wooden furniture. Though the Bible is not translated into their local tongue, nearly every village includes people who speak Arabic and can translate the Arabic Bible into the Khvarshin language. When some turn to Christ, no doubt they will share His truths with their loved ones.

God wants us to invest time and effort into praying for the lost Khvarshin people. Do you believe that our prayers can change their lives?

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Pray that God will raise up faithful workers and intercessors for the Khvarshin people. Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal Jesus Christ to these dear ones. Pray especially for heads of families to accept Jesus as Savior and Lord.

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