Daily Topic for May 25, 2015
The “Queen Mother of God” (Mary) is worshipped in the Catholic church of Mexico. God’s Word presents Mary as a typical Jewish mother of her day, loving, caring, and unpretentious. By contrast, many Catholic churches are laden with riches, while the people live in poverty. This is not God’s way!
Pray that the Nahuatl will see through old customs and beliefs and will see Father God’s true ways—to love the Lord God and our neighbors as ourselves.
by Karen Hightower
There are only 300 members of the Tlalitzlipa Nahuatl people group located in the State of Puebla. They provide for themselves on the hillsides of their southern Mexico homeland. Corn plays a very important role in their society and forms the basis of their food. These people also raise animals and plant orchards and fruit trees.
The Tlalitzlipa Nahuatl people are descendants of the powerful and mysterious Aztecs, who in years past dominated much of what is now Mexico. The language spoken by the Tlalitzlipa Nahuatl, however, is almost extinct. They now speak Spanish as their dominant language.
These people are considered Catholic, but remain pre-Columbian in their spiritual beliefs. There are no known believers among them. A New Testament translation exists in their language, and there is one other New Testament that has been translated into a similar language. They have audio recordings.
There are no known believers among them. One must wonder how a translation and recordings occurred if there are no believers in such a small people group. Did God call people to go? Did they choose not to do so? Did they go and not survive?
Pray that the Nahuatl will have easy access to gospel resources. Pray that they will be freed from the terrible fear of evil spirits and learn about the true and wonderful God who loves them. Pray that God’s light will shine on them so that this small group will come to know Lord Jesus as the only way to God.