Daily Topic for January 13, 2009

Proverbs 20: 9
"Who can say, 'I have kept my heart pure; I am clean and without sin'?"

We know that everyone has sinned and falls short of the glory of God. So what do we do about it? Those of us who are part of God’s Kingdom have the chance to do something about it. By the power of the Holy Spirit, we can change. But what about those who don’t even know that the Holy Spirit exists? All of them are without a chance to be forgiven of sin.

Pray for the Holy Spirit to do a new work in the hearts of the lost, so that they can be cleaned and made pure by His power.

Ngindo People of Tanzania

The Indian Ocean coast may be beautiful, but for its Tanzanian residents, it has harbored many dangers throughout history. Tanzania’s Rufiji Coastal District is 175 kilometers south of Dar es Salaam, the capital city. For years the coastal people there lived under the curse of the slave trade.

But in addition to that social evil, they have had to deal with several serious and often deadly health threats. The terrain and the rainy season provide the perfect habitat for mosquitoes and malaria. A perennial malaria transmission belt runs along the coast and up to two river basins. Malaria is the leading cause of death among the people living in this region.

The 220,000 Ngindo people are one of several ethnic groups living in this malaria-plagued area. There are 47 formal health facilities in the Rufiji Coastal District that provide first, second, and third line anti-malarial services to the Ngindos and other peoples. One of the most necessary and effective items is the insecticide-treated net.

The Ngindo people are Muslims, but they sometimes seek services from traditional Animistic healers. Most areas of Tanzania have been reached with the gospel, but the Ngindo people are considered unreached.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray for indigenous believers of Tanzania to reach out with both the gospel message and effective health treatments for their Ngindo brothers. Pray that the Ngindo people will understand the love and compassion of Jesus and His followers.-JS

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