Daily Topic for April 27, 2017

Genesis 21:17
But God heard the boy’s voice. The angel of God called to Hagar from heaven and asked her, “What is the matter, Hagar? Don’t be afraid, for God has heard the boy’s voice right where he is crying.

Pray for Uzbeks in Europe to seek Christ for all that they need spiritually. Pray for them to rejoice in the Lord’s provisions, and give them understanding of His exhortation to have no fear when they submit to the Lord.

Northern Uzbeks in Belgium

by CR

…and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven…, “What troubles you, Hagar? Fear not…” – Genesis 21:17, AMPC
Ishmael was not Abraham’s legitimate heir; yet God protected him and his slave mother Hagar, in the wilderness. Many centuries later in Belgium there are a relatively small number of Northern Uzbeks from Central Asia. Though only 1600 in number, these precious Uzbeks are much like Hagar’s son in that they have not been forgotten by our loving God. The Lord seeks to set them free through Jesus.
The 1600 Northern Uzbeks of Belgium are about 85 percent Islamic and 15 percent non-religious. They represent a tiny portion of the approximately 27 million Northern Uzbeks worldwide. They are a prominent Turkic people whose original country, Uzbekistan, has an embassy in Brussels, Belgium.
Though they are a people group yet to be reached for Christ, the Northern Uzbeks do have Christian resources in their language: they have the New Testament, Old Testament Bible portions, along with the JESUS Film and other audio/visual productions.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray for awareness among Belgian churches of the unreached Northern Uzbeks living in their midst. Ask that believers reach out to these Northern Uzbeks. Pray to God for divine appointments. Ask that Northern Uzbek language materials enter the homes and hearts of Belgium’s Uzbeks. Pray for a disciple-making movement among this people group in Belgium.

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