Daily Topic for October 30, 2008

Ruth 4:14
"Praise be to the Lord, who this day has not left you without a kinsman-redeemer. May he become famous throughout Israel!"

Naomi’s friends praised God for not leaving her without a kinsman-redeemer, and we, too, rejoice that God did not leave us without a kinsman-redeemer. He has blessed us by giving us His Son, Jesus, who as Boaz’ descendant was indeed “made famous” throughout Israel. And God desires that we declare to all of the world’s peoples that their Kinsman-Redeemer lives. Let us do so joyfully and diligently in this restless world.

Father, we do praise You for giving us Jesus, our Kinsman-Redeemer. We want to sound His praises to the ends of the earth!

Dolpo-Pa People of Nepal

It was quite a sight-2,000 yaks in groups of 50 to 150 winding their way over the Himalayan Mountains. Caravanning like this is the only way the Dolpo-Pas can trade in this extremely mountainous region.

The Dolpo-Pa nomads are a group of 5,300 agro-pastoral traders living in Dolpa, a region in northwestern Nepal. Dolpa is one of the most remote and sparsely populated districts in Nepal. There are no roads, and only one airport, so transportation is by foot. High in the Himalayas, Dolpa is reportedly one of the most beautiful regions of the world.

The Dolpo-Pa people, like many other nomads of the area, carry on complicated trade with their neighbors. Along with raising their yaks, sheep, and goats, they also trade salt for grain. They must purchase their other supplies by caravanning and using their yaks as carriers. They settle in the highest elevation of any ethnic group on earth.

Life is beginning to change for the Dolpo-Pas since the government of Nepal has decided to prioritize their tourism and medicinal plant industries. The Himalayan Mountains are a major source of medicinal plants. The Dolpo-Pas are experienced in recognizing, collecting and using them.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray that as the Dolpa region is opening to tourism and commercial development, it will also open to those bringing the gospel of Jesus.-JS

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