The name of this people group sounds exotic, and the Wakhi definitely fulfill that descriptive term. They live along China's border with Pakistan in the Khunjerab Valley, the valley of blood. Small in number, they are inclusive, living in extended families and usually marrying within their clan. The Wakhi are Shia Muslims who also practice a wide variety of animistic rituals.
They are hard to reach in their remote location. In addition, their religious views do not allow for an essential savior.
While missionaries were active in the region inhabited by the Wakhi back in the 1920s and 1930s, no one accepted Christ. Most likely, few members of this people group have ever heard of, much less responded to, the gospel of Christ. While radio and online ministry could be useful, it is more likely that someone will need to go to the Wakhi to share God's love with them.
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts." Isaiah 55:8-9
Pray that today’s people group will understand that God’s ways are far higher than theirs.
Pray for the Wakhi to have the opportunity to hear the gospel. Pray for the Lord to raise up mission workers who are willing to learn the language and go to this remote area of the globe. Pray for the Bible to be translated into the Wakhi language. Ask God for a great harvest of souls among this people group and for a church planting movement to sweep through their homes and villages.
|People Name||Khik (Wakhi)|
|Online Audio NT||No|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|