Batlukh-Gid communities are powered by women and depend on them to care for the home, harvest and animals while the men take care of plowing, sowing, security and travel. Male and female responsibilities are strictly divided and they frown upon any crossover. "The Village Where a Man Milked a Cow" was named to illustrate the public disgrace given to a man who performs a woman's job.
Speakers of the Batlukh and Gid languages live in the mountainous regions of Dagestan and they are separated by a river. An arduous trek for Christ's ambassadors is most likely involved to reach these people who have been fiercely Muslim for hundreds of years.
The Lord Jesus broke the traditions of his day by speaking openly with women outside of his family, some with tainted histories. He offered them "living water" and taught them to serve their families with skill and energy. Those who go in the name of Christ must be culturally sensitive to the needs of the Batlukh-Gid women. Stories of Jesus can be a great way to get through to these people.
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths." Proverbs 3:5-6
Make this your prayer for today’s people group.
Pray that the Lord would prepare Batlukh-Gid men and women to hear the gospel. Pray for a Disciple Making Movement to spread far and wide among the Batlukh/Gid People of Russia.
|Online Audio NT||No|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|