Daily Topic for May 16, 2017

Jonah 1:6, NKJV
So the captain came to him, and said to him, “What do you mean, sleeper? Arise, call on your God; perhaps your God will consider us, so that we may not perish.”

Pray that believers in America will rise from their spiritual sleep and call on the Lord for the Yezidi people in their midst.

Yezidis in Lincoln, NB

by KC

If many of your people are stuck in refugee camps while you escape, do you celebrate your freedom, or mourn for those less fortunate? This is the dilemma of Yazidi refugees who now live in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Some of the Yezidis are able to enjoy a Thanksgiving turkey each November sent by sympathetic Americans. They are grateful to be out of harm’s way. Others are so overcome with grief over the others who remain that they can’t eat or sleep. Though some Yezidis have found a safe home in Lincoln, the trauma is far from over.
Now they need to deal with daily issues. If one of them dies, they can’t send the body back to Iraq for burial because of the fighting. Should they start their own burial plot in Lincoln? If they do, it’s another step closer to acknowledging that Lincoln is their new home.
The ISIS attack on the Yezidis was only the most recent. Saddam Hussein attacked them as well, and he wasn’t the first. Arab Muslims hate members of this religious group because they are Kurdish, a rival ethnic group. Secondly, Yezidi theology is considered heretical by Muslims. They face a grim future if they return to Iraq.

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Pray that Yezidis in Iraq will be kept safe by the power of the Lord. Pray for members of the Yezidi community to fully embrace Jesus, and that there will be a strong movement to Christ among them in the United States.

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