Daily Topic for August 18, 2017

Ps 27:4, NLT
The one thing I ask of the LORD-- the thing I seek most--is to live in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, delighting in the LORD’s perfections and meditating in his temple.

Pray for many from the Malik community to find delight in the God who made them, and in his Son Jesus Christ.

Malik People

by KC

Did they find a better way, or was it just a matter of convenience? For whatever reason, the Malik people of Kashmir converted from Hinduism to Islam. They maintain good relationships with their Hindu neighbors and even attend their religious ceremonies. Having good relationships with the Hindus is a good thing; some Maliks are involved in politics and business, so they must get along with everyone.
The Malik people consider themselves to have moderate status as Muslim communities go, but since many of them are involved with business, state level politics, medicine, engineering, teaching, and national defense, it seems that they have a higher status than most Kashmiri Muslim communities. There are also many Malik people in the northern states of West Bengal, Gujarat, and Maharashtra. One of their women, Sakshi Malik, broke through a barrier to perform as a female wrestler at the 2016 Summer Olympics where she won a bronze medal.
The Malik people are Sunni Muslims. With the small number of followers of Christ in their part of India, it is unlikely that the Malik people have met any followers of the Lord.

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Pray for the believers to befriend the Malik people in Kashmir. Pray that the Malik people will find a way to accept the gift of eternal life that only Jesus can offer. Pray for a disciple making movement among them that will affect their communities in Kashmir, and all other parts of India where they live.

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