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Pray for Peoples of the World

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Praying for peoples of the world who most lack access to the Gospel is a practical and effective way Alliance people can help fulfill the Great Commission.

Below are descriptions of seven people group clusters and listings of the specific groups within those clusters. Click on the name of individual people groups to learn about them and pray for their need of gospel access. See where the seven clusters are located on our Pray for Peoples Map. Purchase a set of cluster group Prayer Cards so you can pray on the go.

Turkic, Persian and Tibetan Peoples

This area of the globe includes people groups that are among the least-reached in the modern era of missions. The cultures of this part of the world were shaped by the emperors of the East who followed their ancestor, Genghis Khan, and by Arab conquests from the West that vied with Persians for control of the Silk Road trade routes. Religious life today has been shaped by centuries of Buddhist monasticism in the Himalayans or by the Islamic influence of the 500-year Ottoman Empire rule over most of Central Asia. More recent forces also impacted these regions, ultimately introducing Soviet and Chinese communism and cold war geopolitics. This tangle of cultures and languages have left some peoples fighting for their lost homelands and others trying to jump on the globalization train, posing significant challenges to the goal of carrying the gospel “to all peoples.”

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14 PEOPLES OF SPECIAL PRAYER FOCUS

Diaspora is a group of people who live outside the area in which they had lived for a long time or in which their ancestors lived. (Merriam Webster online dictionary)

April 2018 Prayer Focus

Please intercede for the Kachok of Cambodia this month. Their total population is about 4,000, yet no people group, no matter how small, falls outside the embrace of God’s love and purposes. Rural and agrarian, the Kachok live in the far northeast of the country, near the Vietnam border. Most follow spiritual practices their culture has held for centuries. Some good news: About 200 Kachok have embraced Christianity (more than 5 percent of their population), so this people group is no longer considered unreached! The Alliance believes that where the church has been planted in a people group, it must obtain critical mass and staying power. Pray that the Kachok’s small church community will be strengthened and that they will demonstrate the unmistakable love of Jesus. Pray that leaders will be cultivated among them and that the good news will touch more Kachok people—and through them touch still others.

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Historic Alliance Ministry and Today’s Alliance Partner Networks

When there is no gospel access within a people group of the world, it can only be provided by “outsiders” who care. As Alliance staff labor throughout the world, and as we pray, we can make significant progress in creating access to peoples who lack it. Our Pray for Peoples Map also highlights areas of historic Alliance ministry where outreach to peoples lacking access continues. This ongoing ministry is carried out today with partners from our Alliance family around the world, most of whom are part of the Alliance World Fellowship. In these areas, “insider” gospel access is now available through strong networks of indigenous churches who sustain witness inside their own people group, with many even multiplying that witness to other groups within their reach.

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