Aimaq, Firozkohi in Afghanistan

 These folk speak a Persian dialect. Disciples MUST be raised up among them.

Aimaq, Firozkohi in Afghanistan

“Aimaq” means “tribal people”. The Firozkohi Aimaq are one of the semi-nomadic tribes. The tribes were first identified in the 16th and 17th centuries, when the groups were unified by chiefs coming from outside the area. Tribalism is strong among all Aimaq groups. For example, feuds tend to be settled by tribal rather than by government authorities. The traditional concept of honor and shame, which is very important in tribal law, is still stronger than Islamic or state law. The Aimaq, in sharp contrast with other societies in rural Afghanistan, accord women high status.

Ministry Obstacles
Afghanistan is not hospitable to any kind of Christian witness.

Outreach Ideas
Christians need to care genuinely about the physical and material needs of the Aimaq people, finding opportunities to assist them with educational needs, health care needs, and so forth.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are almost no followers of Christ among the Aimaq tribes of Afghanistan. However, the Lord will soon draw some to himself. Pray they will be physically protected from harm, and also will not be unduly fearful. Pray they will learn to live fully in the power of the Lord’s Spirit, demonstrating holy and joyful lives.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for the Aimaq tribes to increasingly desire to know the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ. Pray for peace in Afghanistan.

Scripture Focus
“I will also make you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring My salvation to the ends of the earth.” Isaiah 49:6

Published by Julian Kennedy

Bus pass carrying 67 year old disciple of Jesus Christ. Member and deacon of Covenant Protestant Reformed Church, Ballymena. Married to Marianna. Son Joseph at home. Two daughters Marie Isabel and Kirsty in England. Enjoys keeping fit (including indoor rowing), watching track and field, nature and nature documentries. Got hip replacement in April 2014 and major surgery to re-align right knee in November 2017. Blessed in the Covenant love of God in Christ. Retired Emergency Medicine Specialty Doctor.

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