Monday, September 24, 2007

30 Days of Prayer - Afghanistan

30-Days of Prayer for the Muslim World                     Ramadan 2007 / 1428:  September 13 - October 12

The Hiding Place of Afghanistan

For Monday, 24 September, Ramadan 2007. "Loving Muslims Through Prayer"

In 1865, two new, Pashtun believers risked their lives to go to the most inaccessible of Afghan provinces. Their message was in Nuristan greeted with enthusiasm and the Nuristanis extended an invitation to teachers of the Good News to return and share more. Tragically, no one managed to come. 30 years later the Amir of Kabul invaded Nuristan, converting the people to Islam at the point of a sword.

For more than 20 years, a desire to reach out to Nuristan has been growing. There is a vision to see whole feuding communities transformed by the power of God’s message of grace, love and forgiveness. Practical development projects are in great need. Problems of accessibility have frequently impeded attempts of outsiders to visit the area but there is a sense that God’s time is coming for the Nuristanis.  The challenge is great, but our God is much greater.

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Please pray for:

* Access for workers; the gospel of forgiveness to come and radically impact feuding communities

* Contacts with people of peace and honor who can open doors for the Good News (Mt. 10:11)

* More workers, especially medical personnel, willing to serve in a tough place

* Dreams and visions of Jesus to prepare the Nuristanis for his message

* Understanding, wisdom and protection for workers as they plan to take hope to the mountains

* Names of the major tribes among the Nuristani : Vasi, Kata, SaNu, Ashku, GramsaNa, Tregami, Kalasha, Dungullo, Kom, Kshto-Dungulio, Mumo (One could site each tribe in prayer before the Lord).

+ Google Map Link: Nuristan, Afghanistan
+ YouTube Video Link: 1:26 BBC footage about Afghanistan

--- Interesting Facts ---
* Population : Estimates are from 100,000 to 300,000
* Nuristan (formerly Kafirstan) was the the setting of the book and film “The Man Who Would Be King.”
* Eastern Nuristan, a hiding place for the Taliban and al-Qaeda, is subject to frequent attacks

--- Another martyr for the Kindom ---
* Read the Comment / prayer request here ...>>

Our Interactive Flash Site:

Gospel Recording: 5 Audio Gospel recordings available for Nuristan, Afghanistan:
Ashkuni | Kamviri | Kantwai | Paruni | Waygali 

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