The Wakhi live on both sides of China's remote border with Pakistan. Other Wakhi are located in Afghanistan and Tajikistan. Marco Polo described the area when he passed through more than 700 years ago: "...No birds fly here because of the height and the cold. ... The inhabitants live very high up in the mountains. They are idolaters and utter savages, living entirely by the chase and dressed in the skins of beasts." Although the Wakhi have been Shi 'a Muslims for centuries, they have retained many animistic rituals.
The Wakhi probably have much misinformation about what it means to know and follow Christ. Pray for enlightened thinking.
Sustained, focused prayer is needed for the Wakhi. Pray the Lord will soften the ground for future missionaries.
Although there are no known Christian believers among the Wakhi, please pray for those who will soon come to faith. Pray the Lord is even now preparing pastors and teachers for them. Pray for the Scriptures to be made available to them. Pray for this remote people group, that they will be able to find their way in the 21st century. Pray they make the necessary adjustments to a rapidly changing world. Pray for Wakhi families to be drawn to Jesus and to the Bible to find out more about this man, Jesus.
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