Intercession is a journey into the presence of God. Long for God's kingdom to come and for his will to be done as you lift up the names of the peoples of Central Asia.
August 28, 2014
SORANI AND BEHDINI KURDS OF CENTRAL ASIA (so-RAHN-ee, bah-DEEN-ee) “The city where we live and work is a relatively safe urban center, yet we’re surrounded by chaos and escalating violence. At our language center named Hope, our students include a mixture of local people and refugees. Many have already escaped civil war once, and they now face the prospect of doing it again. All of them are weary, fearful, and in need of hope. One student recently shared his thoughts of suicide as a way to escape a life he hates and a future without peace. Another told of her fears over the outcome of war in her hometown and what might happen to her friends and family. Will there ever be peace? Will they ever escape war? Teachers at the language center are holding out the hope found only in Christ to those in desperate need. The Light of Christ shines brightly in the darkness. Students remark that they feel calm and peaceful in the presence of our teachers. The love they experience here is like no other, because it’s the love of Christ. As we begin a new teaching session under new ownership, please pray that our teachers will be faithful witnesses. Ask that our gaze will be fixed not on the unstable circumstances around us, but on the ‘author and perfecter of our faith,’ and that we’ll ‘run with endurance the race’ (Hebrews 12:1-2). Plead with the Father on behalf of the people here, asking that they’ll find peace in Him and receive forgiveness of their sins.”
Behind the Ottoman glory, behind the gleaming waters of the Bosporus, and behind the postcards, the neighborhoods of Istanbul are in desperate need of the Gospel. Learn about twelve of Istanbul’s districts and pray for God to work for His glory in Istanbul’s neighborhoods.
Women serving in Central Asia invite you into their world, sharing with you some of the issues and deep hurts revealed when women gather around a steaming pot of tea. This booklet includes a guide to hosting a prayer tea.