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John 1:1

Southwestern Pashaya People

Nov 16, 2012 12:00 am

Today’s Devotional

John 1:1 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”

In these opening statements of John’s gospel we catch a glimpse of the Lord. Not only is He the Creator of mankind, but He is the Communicator to mankind. This communication was culminated at the birth of Jesus Christ when the Word became flesh, and John highlights this one solitary life from His early days of ministry to His resurrection on Easter morning. Christ’s life is our pattern of how we are to effectively communicate God’s love to the ends of the earth.

Thank the Father for revealing Himself. Pray that soon some from the Pashaya peoples will have the opportunity to hear His word and receive Him as Lord and Savior.

Today’s People Group

Suppose one of Christ’s ambassadors were to take His Word to the Southwestern Pashayas. This is not happening currently, but it would be a very difficult task for many reasons. First of all, few of them can read any language, let alone their own. Illiteracy is a serious problem among this people group. Not one verse of the Bible has been translated into their mother tongue. Perhaps the best way to reach them would be through non-written materials like films, radio, TV broadcasts, and stories. But a written Bible is a great foundation for non-printed materials.

The Southwestern Pashaya tribe lives in the river valleys of Afghanistan. They are proud warriors who live in scattered villages, each ruled by a tribal council. Their isolation would provide yet another barrier to the gospel coming to their communities.

Ask God to lead someone to start translating the Bible into the Southwest Pashaya language. Pray for Christian teachers to start schools among this people group. Pray also for the start of audio outreach efforts such as gospel radio broadcasts in their language. May this people group realize that only Jesus Christ can lead them to salvation.

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