Our prayer meeting follows our Wednesday night community meal, and starts at about 7pm at 35a Bridge Street in Girvan. There is no music or sermon, just an open time of prayer, and all are welcome to join us to pray and to be prayed for. We pray as the Spirit leads us, but each week we aim to pray for a particular local area of Girvan and for a particular unreached people group in the world.
This week we are praying for Area 1, in the north of the town. This includes the following streets:
This area includes Milestone, Trust Housing, the hospital and the police station.
This week we are praying for the Soyot people in Russia. The Soyot people were once part of a cluster of peoples that eventually split into three groups. Then the Soyots themselves were nearly engulfed by the much larger Buryat groups that migrated into their homeland from Mongolia. One of their chief occupations was reindeer production, but were forced into other work under the Soviet Union. Now they are trying to revive that part of their culture since becoming a recognized people group after the fall of communism. 3600 Soyots remain in Buryatia, Russia; the majority or Buddhist, and none of them are known to be Christian.
Although most practice Tibetan Buddhism, they are trying to go back to their Shamanistic roots in an effort to revive their dying culture. Their language is close to extinction.