Daily Topic for November 19, 2017

Psalms 119:42, NLT
Then I can answer those who taunt me, for I trust in your word.

Pray that the Lord will raise up Uighur believers who will stand up strong for him, and trust in his word no matter how they are mistreated.

Uighurs in Kyrgyzstan

by CL

(This account is intended to explain the beliefs of this people group.)
The young man in Kyrgystan walked around the corner and found himself in the middle of a rally. There was a man up front, standing on something, and yelling at the crowd.
“We were once a noble people!” he was shouting. “We were once the link between Europe and Asia. The Uighur people had purpose and meaning. But now…” The man paused to shake his head. “Now we are being repressed, mistreated, abused, marginalized.”
Someone in the crowd shouted, “We should fight back!” The man nodded. “Yes. We must fight back. We must stand up for ourselves, for our heritage, and for our children!”
Once known as the “middlemen” between east and west along the Silk Road, the Uighurs have been pushed from their homeland in China, and now about 60,000 of them live to the west of China in Kyrgyzstan. In China, some have turned to acts of terrorism thinking that this will stop the Chinese government. There are only 400 known believers among the Muslim Uighur population in Kyrgyzstan.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray for the 400 believers to be bold and loving witnesses among the Uighurs. Pray for the Lord to speak to the hearts of the Uighurs in Kyrgyzstan. Pray for them to have the opportunity to hear the gospel message. Ask the Lord to encourage those working on the Uighur Bible translation and help them complete it soon.

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