Daily Topic for November 04, 2017

Hebrews 13:2, NIV
Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.

Pray that those who follow Christ will learn the art and virtue of hospitality so they can use it to show the Lord’s love to unreached people groups in Central Asia.

Uzbek People

by WK

In a busy airport in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, a Korean follower of Christ stood in the lobby, luggage in hand. She hoped her information about the Uzbeks was correct. She had heard that this people group was known for hospitality.
A few minutes later a middle-aged woman beckoned to her with a wave of her hand. “Have you eaten? I have fresh fruit and tea at my home. Come join me for lunch!” “I’ll be glad to,” she responded with a smile.
During their lunch, the Uzbek woman asked, “Why have you come to Uzbekistan?” The woman responded, “I came to tell people about my best friend, Jesus. He can do so much for everyone that I must tell others.” And so began a conversation about relationship with the savior.
The Uzbeks are known for their hospitality. This Central Asian people group lives in a desert land dotted with oases, near the Aral Sea. Traditionally hospitality could mean the difference between life and death.
Uzbekistan is a former Soviet republic, which became independent in 1991. A generation since independence, the estimated number of followers of Jesus Christ has grown from zero to 4,500. Many of these new believers are former Muslims.

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Thank God for what is happening in Uzbekistan, and pray that it will continue. Ask God to raise up leaders for the fast-growing church in Uzbekistan. Pray for the Bible to be widely distributed.

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