Daily Topic for January 16, 2009

Proverbs 25: 21
"If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head, and the Lord will reward you."

This proverb, quoted by Jesus, shows us one of the things that makes God’s Kingdom unique. In Christ’s way of doing things, the believer is required to show mercy, compassion and generosity, even to his enemies. What a revolutionary idea! Such generosity can draw non-believers to Christ like words can never do.

Pray that you will glorify the Lord by showing mercy to your enemies. Pray that He will show you how to do this in His way.

Frontiers Work in East Africa

“We are seeing that many of the world’s recent major catastrophes are taking place in some of the least accessible parts of the Muslim world. We believe God is now opening doors for people to hear the gospel for the first time in history.” “Dallas Sawyer,” who leads Frontiers’ International Crisis Relief Network (ICRN) firmly believes this is true, and Frontiers is especially focusing new efforts in war-weary east Africa. Today some Muslim leaders are requesting help. When told that the last Frontier worker who served in the region, a European named “Matthew,” was shot and killed in 2002 by Islamic extremists who wanted to drive out all foreign organizations, their eyes filled with tears, and they asked for forgiveness on behalf of their people.

One volunteer has agreed to serve in East Africa as a project manager for short-term ICRN projects. Short-term projects can range from several weeks to one year. A long-term church planting team is now forming and hopes to arrive on the field sometime this year. What kind of volunteers is ICRN looking for? They need specialists like doctors, nurses, water sanitation engineers, and teachers. Teams will provide vocational training, run mobile health clinics, and provide homeless children with food and water.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray that the Lord will raise up these needed workers, and pray that poverty stricken, war-torn Muslims will see the love of Jesus and follow Him.-JS

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