Daily Topic for November 11, 2017

Exodus 18:9-12, NET
Jethro rejoiced because of all the good that the Lord had done for Israel, whom he had delivered from the hand of Egypt. Jethro said, “Blessed be the Lord who has delivered you from the hand of Egypt, and from the hand of Pharaoh, who has delivered the people from the Egyptians’ control! Now I know that the Lord is greater than all the gods, for in the thing in which they dealt proudly against them he has destroyed them.” Then Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, brought a burnt offering and sacrifices for God, and Aaron and all the elders of Israel came to eat food with the father-in-law of Moses before God.

Pray that even now the demise of the USSR will serve as a testimony of the Lord’s grace and mercy to those under oppression.

Kyrgyz of Kyrgyzstan

by TP

For what are the Kyrgyz famous? The Kyrgyz are famous for having the world’s longest ballad, a folklore ballad of over half a million verses! It may connect them to Manasseh in Gen. 48:1. They differ from other Muslim peoples in wanting to convert Christians to Islam by love, sympathy, and shame, the latter an important aspect of their society.
Once a Caucasoid people who were blue-eyed and red-headed, they are now a Turkic-speaking people of Mongoloid stock who were pushed from nomadism into urban living under the Soviets. Most, however, remain pastoralists.
Originally said to worship fire and cremate their dead, they are now Sunni and Sufi Muslims. Because much of their Islam is folk-Islam mixed with shamanism, they have been undergoing an Islamic revival where they are re-learning to be Muslims. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, some 3,000 new mosques have been built. Yet there is good news: Since the collapse of the USSR 25 years ago, the number of Kyrgyz believers has risen considerably. Some estimate that there are now 3,000 Kyrgyz believers.

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Pray that the Scriptures, the JESUS Film, and Christian radio will find a receptive audience among the Muslim Kyrgyz people. Pray that Kyrgyz believers will renounce the demonic, see through the efforts of Muslim evangelists, and be strengthened in their faith. Pray for a disciple making movement to move rapidly among the Kyrgyz people.

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