Daily Topic for June 28, 2006
What a thrill to know that the gospel continues to bear fruit throughout the world! What a confirmation that the power of the gospel does not lie in human ingenuity! Today one of the greatest forces in spreading the gospel is the wave of Third World missionaries who are crossing cultural barriers to proclaim Christ. Their testimony, added to that of their Western colleagues, is producing fruit in nation after nation.
Pray that Third World missionaries will overcome the difficulties they face in moving out to share Christ with peoples who have never heard the gospel.
The Turkish youths in Australia, “were uncomfortable in Turkey culturally and were even more uncomfortable in Australia.” These are the words of a former missionary to the Turks in Australia.
Most of the Turks in Australia came to that country after WWII when Australia welcomed those displaced by the war. In the ensuing 60 plus years, the next generation of Turks have had enough time to feel somewhat Australian, and not as Turkish as their parents and grandparents.
One of the issues that keep them from being fully Australian is their Islamic religion. Australia is primarily Christian and secular humanist. Those who wanted to live by sharia (i.e., Islamic) law in Australia were bluntly told by a government official that this was not the country for them.
But like their cousins in Turkey, the ethnic Turks in Australia are usually Muslim in name only. They would not want to live under sharia Law. Though they would not think of becoming a Christian, they would not consider leaving the religion of their fathers either. There are plenty of Christian materials available to them.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray that Turkish Muslims in Australia will taste and see that the Lord is good. Pray that the Holy Spirit will use the Bible and the JESUS Film to lead them to the cross. Ask God to raise up loving, faithful ambassadors to the Turks in Australia. Pray that He will raise up intercessors who will not stop praying until there is a strong Turkish church in Australia.-KC