Daily Topic for May 27, 2007

Romans 15:20
"It has always been my ambition to preach the gospel where Christ was not known, so that I would not be building on someone else's foundation."

This verse could be the motto of all frontier mission-minded Christians! Paul was certainly a leader in the early Church both in spiritual and organizational matters. But his heart was always concerned with the frontiers of the gospel, where Christ had not been named. Even with all of his pastoral and leadership duties among new and struggling churches, he pressed on. Of course there are many people who need to be won to Christ here at home and in other cultures that already have a church of their own. And certainly new Christians must be trained well. Yet we must not forget Paul’s example.

Pray that the Lord will foster in our churches this same ambition to preach the gospel where Christ is not named.

Jat Sikhs in Canada

Mr. Singh shivered in his thick coat as a stiff wind blew snow across his barren field in rural Canada. Back home in India he’d read about snow, but no book had prepared him for the reality of a Canadian winter! He had never seen white flakes falling from the sky until this year.

Mr. Singh is one of the thousands of Sikhs who has immigrated to Canada from India. Many of them had been farmers in the Punjab State, India’s most agriculturally productive land. They are usually from the Jat people group, a highly unreached community noted for their skills as farmers. Many Sikhs have bought abandoned farms in Canada that would otherwise be non-productive. Besides adapting to a colder climate, Sikh immigrants have had to adjust to loneliness. Canadian farms span thousands of acres and the nearest neighbor might live miles away. Often there is no one to help Sikh families adapt to their new environment. 

There is an open door for Christians to reach out to the Sikh immigrants of Canada with God’s love and the message of salvation, and a few are walking through it. 

May the Lord plant seeds of faith among this people group. The Sikhs already believe that there is only one God. May they soon understand that salvation is through the sacrifice of Jesus.

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Pray that God would open the hearts of this people group to the gospel.-WK

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