Daily Topic for January 11, 2009

Proverbs 18: 17
"The first to present his case seems right, till another comes forward and questions him."

Using human reasoning, this puts the frontier missionary at a great disadvantage. How can the missionary convince people whom in some cases have trusted in their gods for centuries? It’s humanly impossible! But we rely on the Holy Spirit, the One who takes us beyond whatever is humanly impossible. With God all things are possible!

Pray today that the Holy Spirit will draw the unreached peoples beyond what they have always believed when they hear the Word of the Lord.

Ndergerenko People of Tanzania

Samuel thought he had it made when he got a high paying job in Dar Es Salaam, the capital of Tanzania. But fast and loose living left him with a case of HIV and nowhere to turn for help. His friends and girlfriends began to avoid him as his life unraveled. Samuel returned to his Ndergerenko village to die in shame.

People like Samuel aren’t always easy to spot among the Ndergerenko people of Tanzania. Muslim people groups like the Ndergerenkos know that loose sexual behavior is a sin against Allah. In such villages HIV is a badge of shame and those suffering from that deadly disease often try to hide their condition. By the time the disease becomes obvious it’s often too late to save the lives of such people or to prevent it from spreading to others.

But now medical workers are going from village to village and house to house to help people like Samuel. Some of these medical workers have put their faith in Christ and others are Muslims.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray that God will thrust out skilled, loving Christian medical workers for the Ndergerenko people and others like them who need a fresh start, both physically and spiritually. Pray that the Ndergerenko people would see the difference the love of Jesus Christ makes. May the Ndergerenkos come to see Jesus Christ as the only one who can heal the body and save the soul.-WK

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