Can you name a Muslim people who have been persecuted by other Muslims within their own country? The Shia Hazara of Afghanistan have been the recipients of attacks by Afghan Sunni Muslims for centuries. At one time the Hazaras formed half the population of the nation whereas today they make up only about one tenth. Some Hazara have settled in cities, but the majority still carry on their traditional, nomadic lifestyle of seasonal migration with their herds of goats, sheep, cattle and horses.
The areas where the Hazara live are difficult to reach in summer and nearly impossible to enter in winter. Also, if a Hazara person becomes a follower of Christ, their community will see them as a traitor to their people and treat them as such.
Teams of medical professionals can visit the Hazara and encourage them to allow the Great Physician to heal them.
"For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the LORD: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they shall be my people." Jeremiah 31:33
Pray for today’s people group to become the Lord’s people!
A tiny fraction of the Hazara has become believers. Pray they would find fellowship with others and they would grow in the Holy Spirit together. Ask the Lord to give each Hazara the opportunity to hear a clear presentation of the gospel. Pray for peace in Afghanistan and that Hazara parents would be able to provide for their children. Pray for a movement to Christ among the Hazaras this decade.
|Online Audio NT||No|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|