Daily Topic for August 15, 2017

Eph 6:11a, 18, NIV
Put on the full armor of God... And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.

The Muslim Tarkhans of India have always been excellent soldiers. Pray they would put on the true armor of God. Pray that they would begin to seek and find the God of the angel armies of heaven.

Muslim Tarkhan People

by DK

Today we are praying for a people group that has served in the finest commando units of the Indian Army and as fighter pilots. Their brave actions have been captured in Bollywood films about the Indian-Pakistani War of 1971. They are among the best educated and wealthiest groups in Punjab State. They speak Punjabi, but many live in Kashmir, the state we will pray for this month. They are the Tarkhan people.
In the days of the great Mongolian Empire of the 1200s, a “tarkhan” was a general or governor over a province. Later on the meaning changed to mean “carpenter” or “craftsmen” when they began to practice those trades. Tarkhan occupations today include carpentry, construction, land owning, farming, politics, entertainment, science, medicine, and the military.
Today the Tarkhans are Sikhs, Hindus, or Sunni Muslims. They marry within their clan. There are no known followers of Christ among the Tarkhans.

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Pray that the Lord would send workers to live among them and display the fragrance of Christ. Pray Tarkhans would be dissatisfied with their present religion and hunger for the truth that is in Jesus Christ. Pray that the Lord would cause many Tarkhans to come to himself, and they would begin to worship him. Pray that healthy, growing churches will soon be started among this people.

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