The isolated mountain village of Gubden has always been known for its desire to impose Sharia Law. In the early 2,000s, the Caucasus Emirate, an umbrella terrorist group who wanted to expel Russian power from the North Caucasus, developed out of Gubden. The people of Gubden and the other 14 villages in the area were placed under the strict military control of Russia. No one in Gubden has joined the militant underground in the past few years. With no government help, they do not have schools or functioning roads, and electricity and medical care are very limited. The people used to live off livestock farming, and they were famous for their fine produce. Currently, Gubden's residents drive trucks full of fruit and vegetables or work in a stone quarry.
The Murego's fondness for strict Sharia Law indicates they do not realize they need grace from a truly holy God.
Murego are open to visitors, which gives believers an opportunity to spend time with them and encourage them to listen to radio Bible programs and answer questions about the living Lord.
"The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man." Ecclesiastes 12:13
Pray that many from this people group will understand that God is the one who gives our lives meaning and purpose.
Pray that believers would befriend the Murego and help them to see the hope, healing and new life that are found only by knowing the living Lord and his son, Jesus Christ. Pray for a series of discovery Bible studies to spread throughout their region.
|Online Audio NT||Yes|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|