Daily Topic for May 27, 2017

Jonah 2:9, NKJV
But I will sacrifice to You with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay what I have vowed. Salvation is of the Lord.

Pray for the Kurdish people in San Diego to raise their voices in thanksgiving to the Lord. Pray that they will give Him their hearts.

Kurds in San Diego, CA

by JS

Who are the Kurds? They claim descent from the ancient Medes who once ruled Persia. Where is their home? That is a good question. They are the fourth largest ethnic group in the Middle East, but they have never had a permanent nation state. Their homeland of “Kurdistan” does not actually exist as such, but it is a combined area in the mountainous regions of Turkey, Iraq, Syria, Iran, and Azerbaijan. They have gained fame in recent years with their military force, the Peshmerga, fighting ISIS.
As a result of the war, many Kurds have come to the US. El Cajon, a suburb of San Diego, is known to have a large Kurdish community, and some churches are reaching out to them. Shadow Mountain Church in El Cajon has weekly worship services to minister to both Iraqi and Iranian congregations. Kurds are found among both of these communities.
The Kurds come from a variety of religious backgrounds, but most are Sunni Muslim. Kurdish dialects vary throughout Kurdistan, and they also speak the languages of the countries in which they live.

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Pray for many churches in Southern California to initiate ministries that befriend the Kurds. May they help them find homes and jobs and remember the Bible’s command: “Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.” (Hebrews 13:2)

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