31 August 2009

Ramadan, 2009 - The Khorasani Turks in Iran

Ramadan 2009 / 1430: August 22 - September 20

Monday, 31 August
"Loving Muslims Through Prayer"

More than 830,000 Khorasani Turks live in the northern part of the Khorasan province (northwest of Mashhad). Khorasan is an important agricultural area and most Khorasani Turks are farmers. They are skillful craftsmen of jewellery, dolls, and glassware. Khorasan is Persian and means "Land of the Rising Sun."

The Khorasani Turks are 100 per cent Muslim, and their society is organized around traditional Muslim rules. At the present time, there are no known Khorasani Turk believers. Living in a very remote corner of the world, they are currently without Gospel resources in their own language, and there is no specific effort to implant believing congregations among them.

Prayer Starters:
  • Pray that God will open doors for Christian businessmen and others to share Christ with the Khorasani Turks.
  • Ask God to raise up qualified linguists to translate the Bible into the Khorasani language.

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