Some of their towns are built so high in the mountains that they can seldom be reached except by helicopter! These Dargwa speaking people live in a picturesque region of southwest Dagestan. Kaitags follow a Sufi form of Islam combined with local tradition. Some seek protection from evil forces by wearing charms and a few use a form of black magic. They are known for their unusual embroidered textile art form developed mainly with designs from nature though very few still make these. Most now earn their living by herding animals and growing herbs and spices. They are loyal and friendly, and they love music.
Their geographic isolation is a major problem for believers to develop relationships with them. The Kaitag people are very resistant to change and maintain strict adherence to their Sufi Islamic way of worship.
The Kaitag people have embraced Sufism, a form of Islam that involves a heart response to Allah. Perhaps believers who have learned the language and musical forms can present teachings from the Bible through culturally appropriate music.
"By me kings reign, and rulers decree what is just; by me princes rule, and nobles, all who govern justly." Proverbs 8:15-16
Pray that this truth will put the fear of God in the hearts of all who hold power.
Pray that God would work in the hearts of believers and thrust them out to reach the Kaitag people. Pray that this would be the decade when the Kaitag people accept the grace, peace and Kingdom values from the Lord. Pray for a Disciple Making Movement.
|Online Audio NT||Yes|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|