Daily Topic for July 05, 2009

Eph. 5:25
"Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the Church and gave Himself up for her..."

This is a radical idea for the men of Mongolia! Abuse of women is very common in this nation that is wracked by divorce, infidelity, rape, and alcoholism. But think for a minute. What would glorify God more than if Mongolian men took God at His word and obeyed this command? Mongolian lives would be vastly improved, families would be strengthened, those who don’t know Him would praise God.

Pray for the Holy Spirit to move in this radical way throughout Mongolia.

Torgut Mongolians

As birds picked at the flesh of the dead man in the field, the Mongolian Torguts cheered. Was this an enemy they greatly desired to see perish? No, it was a loved member of the community over whom they were rejoicing! They believed that allowing animals to feed on the deceased, facilitated the release of the soul from the body. These are a people steeped in an outward form of Buddhism with an inward root of animism and shamanism. The Torguts are another major sub-group of the ‘Alliance of Four’, but only Torguts in Mongolia still speak a language understandable by the other tribes. The Chinese Torguts are so different from Russian Torguts that perhaps the two groups should be considered separate ethno linguistic peoples. Language differences, a nomadic lifestyle, and a wrong perception of Christianity are key prayer points for more than 10,000 Torguts living in Mongolia.

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Pray for qualified linguists to continue Scripture translation. Pray that God might call expatriate and indigenous believers living in the city to work in rural areas. Governmental elitism and corruption have led to an unstable economy that affects all Mongolians. Because of this, unemployment, poverty and crime are on the rise while family life and social values continue to decline. Yet in the midst of this current situation Jesus remains the only eternal hope of all nations.-MB

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