A fish out of water? That might be a good way to describe the Tajiks in Pakistan. Other than their shared Sunni Muslim religion, they share little in common with the Pakistani majority. Their language is far different, and even their history is tainted by Russian colonialism rather than British colonialism.
Sunni Islam claims to offer the way to live based on the teachings spelled out in the Koran, the Muslim holy book. Very few people in the Tajik communities of Pakistan will challenge this traditional belief.
There are Punjabi-speaking believers in Pakistan and a few Tajik speaking ones who live hundreds of miles away. They can be Christ’s ambassadors to these Sunni Muslims.
If there are any followers of Christ among the Tajiks in Pakistan, they need the power of the Holy Spirit to stand up against a tsunami of spiritual opposition. It will take much dedication to the only Savior for them to stand up for Christ.
*Pray for Tajiks to receive justice and mercy in a land where minorities are often mistreated. *Pray for a movement to Christ among the Tajiks of Pakistan that will spread throughout Central Asia. *Pray for Tajik-language biblical materials to become easy to access, and for Tajik leaders to embrace the teachings of Jesus Christ.
'Again he says, "Rejoice, O Gentiles, with His people." And again, "Praise the Lord all you Gentiles, And let all the peoples praise Him." Romans 15:10-11