Daily Topic for December 24, 2016

Matthew 2:23, NKJV
And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, “He shall be called a Nazarene.”

Nazareth was considered to be the worst part of Israel, partly because it was a place where Gentiles mixed with the Jewish people. Pray that God will show you how He views His servants from places that have little or no social status.

Muslim Punjabis in Libya

by KC

Did you know there is a major people group of over 77 million that are split between three major religions? The Punjabis of South Asia are divided between Hindus, Sikhs, and Muslims. Because they have different religious affiliations, we can say that each of these three communities have little positive contact with one another.
The Hindu and Sikh Punjabis are unreached, but the Lord is moving among them. Indian mission agencies like India Gospel Outreach are trying to evangelize them.
Far fewer believers are reaching out to the Muslim Punjabis. Anyone who wants to reach them in Pakistan is taking their lives in their hands. The same goes for Punjabi Muslims who live outside of South Asia. Those who have migrated to Libya for work have few, if any, chances to meet a follower of Christ. Most of the Punjabis who have left South Asia for work are Sikhs, but according to the Joshua Project, those who live in Libya are Muslims.
Today is Christmas Eve. Throughout the year, Punjabis celebrate Hindu, Sikh, or Muslim holidays, but very few celebrate the birth of Christ.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray that by next Christmas Eve, thousands of Muslim Punjabis will celebrate Jesus’ birth as Lord and Savior rather than as a prophet. Pray that Punjabi-speaking believers will take His fame to Punjabi Muslims. Pray for a disciple-making movement among Muslim Punjabis in Libya.

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