Daily Topic for April 28, 2017

John 10:14-15, NET
I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me--just as the Father knows me and I know the Father--and I lay down my life for the sheep.

Pray for the Uighurs, be they in China or Europe, to gladly join themselves to the Good Shepherd.

Uighurs in Belgium

by CR

“I am the good shepherd ... and I lay down my life for the sheep.” – John 10:14-15, NET
As many as 15 million Uighurs live globally, mainly in northwestern China. In Belgium there are 500 Uighurs. Few Uighurs have turned to Jesus. However, whether in Belgium or elsewhere, Uighur people are loved by the Good Shepherd.
Belgium holds even more significance for Uighurs. It is here that peaceful Uighur demonstrations have taken place, along with training for Uighur activists from around the world to protest the systematic oppression of Uighurs by the Chinese government. As a minority group in China, the Uighurs continue to suffer severe political, economic, and religious injustice.
No matter where the Uighurs live, they cherish their culture and language. When Uighur soccer teams visit Belgium or play a tournament among other Uighur teams in North America (as took place this past year), there is a strong emphasis not on winning, but on unity and celebrating Uighur culture. Unfortunately, the Uighur fear of cultural annihilation makes it even more difficult to reach them for Christ. They cling to their traditional Sunni Islam.

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The Bible, the JESUS Film, and other audio/visual materials are available in the Uighur language. Pray that God’s Word takes root in prepared Uighur hearts in Belgium and in Uighur communities worldwide. Ask God to give dreams and visions to Muslim Uighurs. Pray for favor and anointing upon Christ followers working among the Uighurs in Belgium and other countries.

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