Daily Topic for November 12, 2007
We know that we should pray. We know that we should pray for others as well as for ourselves. And when we fail to pray, we recognize the lack of God’s blessings. But how often do we consider Samuel’s point-that prayerlessness is a sin against God Himself? The living God invites us to commune with Him; to disregard His invitation is an affront to His goodness. The purpose of the Global Prayer Digest is to encourage one million Christians to pray daily for those thousands of peoples walled off from the good news of life in Christ Jesus.
Savior, teach us to pray.
Over one billion people do not have access to clean drinking water. Ten million children die each year before the age of five, most from preventable diseases. And almost two-thirds of the world’s population is walking in spiritual darkness. Lifewind Intl. is making a big dent in these devastating statistics. Through Community Health Evangelism (CHE), Lifewind (www.LifeWind.org) equips nationals to minister to the physical and spiritual needs of their own people, and communities develop long-term solutions rather than short-term relief.
First of all, CHE conducts training sessions for teams going into all parts of the world. A team of four will go into a village and share the vision for holistic development. Volunteers are recruited to visit every home, teaching health basics, sanitation, and nutrition. Children are inoculated against infectious diseases. Christ is shared in every home. As people come to Christ, they come together to meet the needs of their neighbors. Water sources are protected, gardens are tended, small businesses develop, churches are planted and churches grow. In the Congo, villages where there is CHE have half the child mortality rate of other villages! An average of one in three people receive Christ. The program multiplies from village to village. Lifewind has assisted 450 mission agencies and churches to use this CHE strategy.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray for continued exponential growth of CHE as it reaches the whole person physically, spiritually, emotionally, and socially.-JS