Daily Topic for April 26, 2017

Acts 2:24, NET
But God raised Him up, having released Him from the pains of death, because it was not possible for Him to be held in its power.

Pray for the Tajiks in Belgium to understand the power of His resurrection. Pray that they will know that His resurrection gives Him victory over death.

Tajiks in Belgium

by WK

Ahmed, a young Tajik Muslim, stood in a church in Belgium. The pews had been removed to make room for Tajik refugee families living at the church. Each of the few families had piled their belongings in a neat stack. Mattresses had also been laid out on the floor for them. The Muslim man’s forehead wrinkled when he saw an object on the front wall of the church. Just then a black robed priest walked past Ahmed. “What is that?” asked Ahmed. “That’s Jesus dying on the cross,” answered the priest. “Did you know that he rose from the dead?” Ahmed raised an eyebrow. “Really? I didn’t know.”
Ahmed isn’t a real person, but people like him are typical of the Tajiks who have sought refugee status in Belgium. They are Muslims, but most don’t actually practice their religion.
In Afghanistan the Taliban has often attacked Tajik villages because that people group has rejected radical Islam. In recent years many Tajiks had fled to Turkey and then to various parts of Europe. There are now many Tajik refugees in Belgium. Many of them are unemployed because they lack job skills.

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Ask God to raise up faithful workers to reach out to the Tajiks in Belgium. There is an open door for Christian teachers to teach these people job skills and also about Jesus Christ. May this people group come to see their need for salvation and begin a disciple-making movement in Europe.

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