Daily Topic for July 31, 2014
Peter shared Christ with all kinds of Jewish people in Jerusalem, and they embraced whoever wanted to hear the truth. Extraction evangelism (i.e., removing individuals from their communities in such a way that they have to lose existing relationships) has been the common Western missionary method for two centuries. But in Bible times, it was much more common for God’s message to be given to the leaders of each people group. Messengers are now rediscovering God’s ability to lead them to “men of peace” with the authority to receive and enable the good news to be welcomed into their whole family and tribe!
Pray that God will prepare Chinese believers to reach out to leaders among the Zhuang peoples.
by KC and FEBC staff
Datian found a radio station that played something in his own dialect of Zhuang! He was used to hearing Mandarin, so this was a special treat. “Satan comes to kill, steal, and destroy, but I come that you may have life to the full.” Datian had never heard such a thing! Who was this about? Could it be true that there was someone who could give him a full and happy life?
Datian had just tuned into FEBC radio. Though there are 13 main Zhuang dialects, 90 percent of these people speak two of them. With the help of local believers, FEBC is producing broadcasts for some of these Zhuang people that will give them hope in Christ.
FEBC is currently working on a project that will result in having past Zhuang programs collected onto a miniature SD memory card for distribution. These cards can play lots of content on MP3 players and mobile phones, which are very common among the Zhuangs, even in remote regions.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray for the Lord to throw open the doors for these materials to become available to all the Zhuang people groups. Pray for distribution efforts; government officials are suspicious of people distributing materials if they don’t know the content of them. Pray for workers to be wise as serpents and harmless as doves. Pray for FEBC to be able to produce materials in the two largest Zhuang dialects. Pray for God to provide security for those secretly recording program materials.