Daily Topic for January 19, 2008

Dan. 1:8
"But Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine, and he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself this way."

God always seeks someone to accomplish His purpose. The darkness of the fall of Jerusalem provided a backdrop for the introduction of such a person. Daniel was a young man, chosen with others to enter the Babylonian civil service. Yet he resolved not to defile himself at the king’s table. His request for an alternate diet was approved, and Daniel began a career of distinguished service that confronted the Babylonian Empire with an example of what God can do with a man yielded to His purposes. Today’s Christian youth have tremendous opportunities to invest their lives in business, education, or government for the blessing of the nations.

Oh Lord, make our young people strong to follow You wholly wherever You lead, even to the ends of the earth.

Calvary Ministry Work

Started in 1995 by just one missionary in the Sudan, the work of Calvary Ministries (CM) has now grown to 18 missionaries working full-time in four different locations. CM’s main goal is to start house churches among unreached people groups outside of Khartoum and to mobilize and train others to do the same. CM also has 12 full-time Sudanese missionaries working and living among Muslims in three regions outside of Khartoum.

Included in CM’s very ambitious goals are to open six new fields of work, hold 10 Bible exhibitions in remote unreached communities, to train 3,000 people in Sudan in Discipleship and Missions, and to place 20 new Sudanese believers in the mission field. This year CM plans to start a full-time missions’ training school to equip Sudanese believers to possess the Sudan for Christ, “no matter what the cost.”

God just asks us for our availability and He will do the empowering, directing, and will bring the results. Calvary Ministries is available!

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray for continued purposefulness, provision, protection, and perseverance for CM missionaries as they work in distant and difficult communities. Pray that the fruit from this first harvest will both survive and reproduce. Pray that Sudanese believers will take up the challenge of reaching their own unreached people groups for the Lord. -JS

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