Daily Topic for December 21, 2006

Luke 2:8
"There were shepherds living out in the fields nearby.... An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them"

Again we can see God’s focus on the insignificant and weak people of society. God determined to first send His angels to these humble shepherds in the fields rather than to reveal His glory to the proud religious leaders in the Temple. How quickly those shepherds hurried to Bethlehem to see Christ the Lord! Thousands of peoples today are equally eager to respond to the Good News. Will we give them the chance to hear?

Dear Father, help us to expect great things from You as we attempt great things for You!

Islamic Munyoyaya People of Kenya

The Munyoyaya people of northwestern Kenya are kind and hospitable to strangers, but Christians are not welcome among them. Many of them believe that Jesus’ followers have rubber stamps to stamp folk and steal their souls. They also believe Jesus’ followers suck the blood of children. All Munyoyayas claim to be Muslim, but many do not understand Islam, so they fall back on traditional animistic practices. 

For the past four years two churches in Nairobi, Kenya have partnered together to share the gospel with the Munyoyayas, but they initially were not open to it. Two missionaries were sent to open a pre-primary school to serve as an entry point. They soon realized that you must show the love of Christ to people, especially suspicious Muslims, before they will accept you. Yes, God is making a way to reach the Munyoyayas, but translation into their language is extremely slow.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray for more translators, for Christian films, radio, videos and gospel recordings. Three missionaries are there now, but it is not nearly enough. Pray for more workers so that all Munyoyayas will have opportunity to see the true character of Christ in action. Pray for more opportunities to demonstrate the love of Christ to these suspicious people.-MH

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