Daily Topic for November 20, 2008
God is our guide, and He will take us to heaven for our eternal reward. But before we have our eternal reward, He has lots of work for us here on earth. He has given us the task of being salt and light to the nations so that His Name will be glorified by the peoples. Have you ever thought that when we heal the sick, give to the poor, find cures for diseases, fight for justice, you name it, we glorify our Heavenly Father? What are you doing right now to bring glory to His Name?
Pray that the Lord will guide you in how He wants you to extend His kingdom.
What do these figures mean to you: three billion, 2,700, two billion? According to Youth With A Mission (YWAM), there are three billion people without Bibles, 2,700 people groups with no written language and two billion people in oral cultures that are unreached. A daunting task! However, YWAM has partnered with Campus Crusade for Christ, the International Mission Board, Trans World Radio, and Wycliffe Bible Translators in a project called OneStory.
OneStory uses the skills of each partner organization to train and send out missionaries to unreached oral cultures. These missionaries are sent out to their field for two years to share the gospel and train leaders to create stable churches. Once they set foot on the field they begin to learn the language and teach the local storytellers the gospel. Unfortunately, in the past, missionaries have gone in and established churches, but did not train the locals how to remain in the Lord. When the gospel is adapted to their culture, understood by the locals and biblical materials are placed in their hands, the church is much more likely to succeed. The YWAM website reports that over 50 workers are currently in 32 projects. The goal of OneStory is to work in 5,500 unreached groups by 2020.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray for the safety and spiritual health of the workers. Ask that the people would have soft hearts and be receptive to the gospel. Pray for the stability and spiritual growth of the newly established churches.-KW