Daily Topic for March 16, 2017

Ezra 9:8, NKJV
And now for a little while grace has been shown from the Lord our God, to leave us a remnant to escape, and to give us a peg in His holy place, that our God may enlighten our eyes and give us a measure of revival in our bondage.

Pray for both Tat groups to understand that they desperately need the grace of God.

Muslim and Jewish Tat People

Jews and Muslims are often at odds with one another, but there is a people group in the North Caucasus and Azerbaijan called the Tats that have both Muslim and Jewish members. Most experts conclude that the Jewish Tat (also known as Mountain Jews) and the Muslim Tat come from ancient separate origins (see Wikipedia.org); but now it appears that both may have come from the same Persian-based Tat language.
For the Jewish Tat there has been a Bible translation project led by one faithful woman (now living in Israel)—over a period of 20 years. Genesis and Ruth were translated and now the Gospel of Matthew is mostly finished. In Azerbaijan an international linguistic team has begun Bible translation work into Muslim Tat. Most joyfully, in the past five years there are reports of major breakthroughs for Jesus in a circle of clans in Muslim Tat villages in northern Azerbaijan. Approximately 30 Tat people in the region have come to Jesus.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray for the new believers among the Tats of Azerbaijan to abound in the fruit of the Spirit and in fruitfulness among their family and friends. Pray for the Lord of the Harvest to send the right servants at the right time to Tat people in Dagestan, Moscow, Israel, the U.S., and Iran. Pray for additional Bible translators to help with the Jewish Tat translation, still being done in Israel.


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