Daily Topic for March 19, 2009

Luke 10:18b
"Who ever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even what he thinks he has will be taken from him."

This is a scary thought! We are stewards of what God has given us. If we don’t use what He has given us for His Kingdom, we may find ourselves losing what He has invested in us. In the 500s, Lindisfarne was the site of a monastic house that sent missionaries throughout the British Isles and Western Europe. They became complacent, and eventually the monastic house was sacked by the Vikings in 792, beginning a new era of terror in “Christian” Europe. Are we willing to share the blessings we have been given before they are taken away?

Pray for a spiritual revival in your country that will result in an outpouring of mission efforts to the frontiers of missions.

Godoberi People

God delights in using small numbers of people to show His glory. God started the human population with two people and the repopulation after the flood with only a few people. God called Abraham and Sarah to begin a new nation. God used 12 apostles to pioneer His Church.

Likewise, through Jesus, the spiritual potential is unlimited for the small tribe of 3000 Godoberi people. They were included as part of the larger Avar people for centuries. In 1926, they were recognized as a unique people group with their own customs and oral language. The Godoberi people tell legends about their national heroes and relate folklore about how each of their villages started. Their main occupation has been agriculture and animal husbandry; now many are migrating to cities and taking on a whole new way of life. The Godoberi language is not yet in written form, and the younger generations are learning to read Russian. Language is only part of the process of Russification; the younger people are losing Godoberi traditions and adopting the Russian culture. Intermarriage with Russians is increasing. Perhaps this is the time when the Sunni Muslim Godoberi people will hear and be receptive to the gospel.

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Ask the Holy Spirit to work in Godoberi hearts. Pray that they will encounter the gospel and receive Jesus with joy and new hope. Ask God to show His glory in and through the Godoberi people.-AK

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