Daily Topic for July 16, 2006

1 Tim. 6:8
"But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that."

Food and clothing: the list is short when we tally the real necessities of life. Even if we expand this list (e.g., adding shelter, health, etc.), the list is still much shorter than that of our monthly budget. Today a bottleneck in frontier missions expansion is due to a lack of funding for new ventures. Mission agencies are willing to lead. Young people are willing to go. But finances are not available. Why? Did God miscalculate the resources needed to accomplish His work? Or have those resources, committed to his stewards, been diverted to other uses?

Father, may we be found faithful stewards of what You’ve given us.

Hindu Sindhi People in Malaysia

Sindhi people in Malaysia are minorities in every sense of the word. Most of the Muslim Sindhis live in Pakistan, and most of the Hindu Sindhi people live in India, but many of the latter group have moved to other countries including Malaysia. Approximately 10 percent of the population of Malaysia is Indian, and only a small minority of that population is Sindhi. To further add to their minority status, although the majority of the people in Malaysia are Muslims, most Sindhi people in Malaysia are Hindus.

As is true with all Hindus, much of life is based on their social class or caste. Most Sindhi people marry within their own caste. Many resources such as the Bible, the JESUS Film, and Christian broadcasts are available in the Sindhis’ own language, yet very few Sindhi people have responded to the gospel.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray that God will soften the hearts of the Sindhi people in Malaysia so that they will become open to the various Christian resources available to them. Pray that Sindhi families will view the JESUS Film online. Pray that God will raise up entire teams of those willing to invest their lives to reach the Sindhi people for Christ.-RL

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