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.
In the 10th century, Tatars converted to Islam. Six centuries later, the Muslim Tatar people suffered atrocities “in the name of Jesus” at the hands of Ivan the Terrible. That dark period of Tatar history continues to be an obstacle to the gospel after more than 500 years. Join in prayer and fasting on April 26.
March 30, 2015
Central Asian Unengaged Peoples “Which way do we go to get to this big wedding?” Viktor* and Artur* asked their older friend. “Take the river road along the Andiskie Koisu, all the way up from Cherkata. It’s three hours to Agvali. At Agvali, turn west high up into the mountains until you reach Gadiri village. That’s where the big wedding is.” Viktor and Artur are two young Chamalal men from an urban village of Dagestan, but they are under strict instructions to find a Chamalal wife. The most hopeful settings for such a find are large weddings in Chamalal mountain villages, where hundreds of young people gather for two days of dancing. Agvali and Gadiri are two of the 14 Chamalal villages in the high mountains of extreme western Dagestan in Russia. All Chamalal people consider themselves to be proudly Muslim and follow traditional Sunni Islam mixed with ancient animistic practices. Pray that the rich but harsh heritage of Chamalal culture will be graced with the mercy of Jesus and the fruit of the Spirit. There are no known Chamalal believers. (*names changed)
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.