Daily Topic for May 25, 2008
One of the most exciting things happening in the world today is the partnership between the “older” churches and the “younger” churches in mission outreach. “Older” churches have known the gospel for many centuries, and have been the traditional missionary-sending churches for the past several hundred years. “Younger” churches have been planted by the “older” churches in the past 200 years or so. Now these so-called “younger” churches are forming mission agencies of their own, and we are hearing more and more about the fruit of their efforts.
Pray today for increased cooperation and mutual learning between the older churches and mission agencies and their younger counterparts.
“Sarla, we’re going out to lunch. Come with us!” The other women from the office were donning coats and scarves as they headed towards the door. Sarla smiled shyly. “Thank you, but not today.” When her co-workers had departed she walked to the solarium overlooking New York City. “Where are you, my future husband?” she whispered. Sarla and many other Hindu Sindhi women may be absent from Monday luncheons, as Monday is the fast day to Shiva, the god they seek for husbands and harmony in families.
Hindu Sindhis originally were displaced in 1947 when they had to move out of the newly formed Pakistan. Though most of them went to India, many went to other parts of the world. Now there are approximately 21,000 Hindu Sindhis in North America and in the Caribbean nations.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray that the handful of believers of Sindhi descent in North America will be empowered and inspired by the Holy Spirit to reach out to their families and friends with the gospel. Pray for thousands more dedicated prayer warriors to break up hard soil through worship and intercession. Pray that Hindu Sindhis will soon look to the Heavenly Bridegroom to gather his beloved bride to himself and provide every need, including spouses and happy families.-PE