Daily Topic for November 22, 2017

Galatians 3:22, NLT
But the scriptures declare that we are all prisoners of sin, so we receive God’s promise of freedom only by believing in Jesus Christ.

Pray that the Sanglechi people will soon put their faith in Jesus Christ, and thus find freedom from sin.

Sanglechi in Tajikistan

by AS

The 1,600 Sanglechi people love their culture, their distinct language, and tea! Most of them live in Ishkashim, a high-elevation city on Tajikistan’s mountainous border with Afghanistan. Some have jobs in the city, but most are engaged in farming. They all claim to be Muslim, but their religion is mixed with traditional beliefs. There are no known believers in Christ among them.
It will be very difficult to approach them with the gospel. Tajikistan is a mountainous, landlocked Muslim country surrounded by nations hostile to the gospel. Some Sanglechi live across the border in Afghanistan, but they are equally inaccessible.
Yet there are possibilities. Since the country gained independence from Russia in 1991, Tajikistan has been slowly transitioning to policies that might open them to more contact with other nations. Some have gone to Russia to find work. These migrant workers have become by far the main source of income for millions of Tajikistan’s people. They may be easier to reach while away from home.
Global Recordings Network (GRN) has made audio gospel recordings, not only in their first language, Sanglechi, but also in Tajiki and Russian, which many speak as a second language. These can be downloaded from the web.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray that God will open a way for the Sanglechi people to hear the good news in their own language, or in the other languages they understand. Pray that hearts will be softened by the words of life, and they will respond by putting their faith in Christ.

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