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 Unreached of the Day: Ainu, Aynu of China

Ainu, Aynu of China
The history of the Ainu is shrouded in uncertainty. Why they came to be hated by their fellow Muslims is a mystery. Their Persian language suggests they probably originated in Central Asia long ago. Most Ainu lead simple lives, herding sheep and goats. Some Ainu men in recent years have been forced to travel to large cities in Xinjiang to seek employment in industry and construction. The Ainu are Muslims of the Sunni sect; they worship in mosques scattered throughout their villages. Few Ainu have ever studied Arabic, so even the religious leaders of their communities are unable to read the Qur'an.

Ministry Obstacles
The Ainu live in a remote region of China, and are strongly committed to their belief system. "No trace of Christianity remains in Kashgar today."

Outreach Ideas
Much prayer is needed so that workers will be sent to these people, and that hearts will be prepared to understand and believe.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray for the Ainu who will soon become disciples of Jesus Christ. Pray they will have scripture available, and will be able to read it and understand it.

Pray for the entire people group
Being a despised people, the Ainu eagerly desire the acceptance of their Uygur neighbors, an acceptance that makes the practice of Islam a prerequisite and the acceptance of Christianity unlikely. Pray the Ainu will desire truth more than acceptance.

Scripture Focus
"Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done." Psalm 105:1


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