Unreached of Day: 2018-10-13

Kaitag in Russia


Kaitag in Russia

Some of their towns are built so high in the mountains that they can seldom be reached except by helicopter! These Dargwa speaking people live in a picturesque region of southwest Dagestan. Kaitags follow a Sufi form of Islam combined with local tradition. Some seek protection from evil forces by wearing charms and a few use a form of black magic. They are known for their unusual embroidered textile art form developed mainly with designs from nature though very few still make these. Most now earn their living by herding animals and growing herbs and spices. They are loyal and friendly, and they love music.

Ministry Obstacles

Their geographic isolation is a major problem for believers to develop relationships with them. The Kaitag people are very resistant to change and maintain strict adherence to their Sufi Islamic way of worship.

Outreach Ideas

The Kaitag people have embraced Sufism, a form of Islam that involves a heart response to Allah. Perhaps believers who have learned the language and musical forms can present teachings from the Bible through culturally appropriate music.

Scripture Focus

"Then the proconsul believed, when he saw what had occurred, for he was astonished at the teaching of the Lord."  Acts 13:12

Scripture Prayer

Pray for many from this people group to be amazed at what Christ can do to bless their families and communities.

Prayer Focus

Pray that God would work in the hearts of believers and thrust them out to reach the Kaitag people. Pray that this would be the decade when the Kaitag people accept the grace, peace and Kingdom values from the Lord. Pray for a Disciple Making Movement.

Kaitag in Russia

People Name: Kaitag
Pronunciation:hye-DAHK
Country: Russia
10/40 Window: No
Population: 30,000
World Population: 30,000
Language: Kaitag
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherent: 0.00%
Evangelical: 0.00%
Bible: Unspecified
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: No
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:
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