Daily Topic for March 31, 2008
Through the centuries, the four gospels have been an inspiration to countless millions. Not only do we have the powerful, matchless words of Christ, but also we have the assurance by John, an eyewitness, that this gospel is true. Did John do this for personal gain? Considering that he died in exile, this is hardly the case. All John knew is what he saw, the mighty and wonderful things done by God the Son. Shouldn’t we, like John before us, go to tell a dying world of the only One who can give them life? How they need to know of the matchless hope given by our Lord!
Holy Spirit, may you open the hearts and minds of those lost without Christ this coming month as we pray for them to become free indeed.
Perhaps the most tragic victims of war are children. Nowhere is this more evident than in Chechnya, home of the Muslim Chechen people. People International works with these traumatized children through the summer camps they conduct. They hope to enlarge their facility to accommodate 60 children next summer. Dr. Jim Witty with Care Corps helped train counselors last year and will return again before the summer 2008 session. Workers report, “We literally saw children change before our very eyes last summer as a result of our implementing the things Dr. Witty taught us.”
These Muslim children participate in the usual summer camp crafts and activities, but in addition they are given Central Asian Russian Scriptures (CARS) Bibles and receive free medical and dental check-ups. Most children in Chechnya are sick, and medical care is scarce. Providing medical care opens great opportunities to develop relationships with the children’s families. The camp is called the “Healing Place” with good reason! Last year 75 percent of the children prayed to receive Jesus in their lives.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray that God will continue to work in the lives of the children who attended last year, and pray for God to go before the effort for this year’s camp.-JS