Daily Topic for July 06, 2009

Philippians 2:4
"Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others."

Just imagine how this spells out in real life. Businessmen make sure that they are selling high quality merchandise at a fair price. Police officers refuse bribes and risk their lives to look out for public safety. Government officials do what is best for the nation rather than their inner circle of friends and family. When these things happen, a nation prospers.

Pray for Mongolian believers to look out for other people’s interests out of love for Christ, so that His Kingdom will be extended.

Khalka Mongols

The Khalka Mongols keep detailed genealogies to prove they are the direct descendants of the famous Genghis Khan, founder of the Mongolian Empire in the 13th Century. With a current population of between one and two million, they continue to be the leaders in the Mongolian government. The Khalka dialect is the main language of Mongolia. After enduring countless hardships, they established the state of Inner Mongolia in China. They are preservers of Mongolian culture in China.

Some of them continue in the livelihood of their ancestors, shepherding their livestock and migrating seasonally. However, many have moved to cities where they work in industry and live in housing projects set up by the government. If possible, Khalkas preferred to live in large tent homes known as yurts or gers. Several generations live together in a modern ger, often with a satellite dish. Khalka Mongols are known for their generous, kind and hospitable nature.

They blend their traditional shamanistic beliefs with lamaism, which is Tibetan Buddhism, led by the Dalai Lama. There are only a few Christ-followers among them, mainly Catholics. Portions of Scripture, gospel recordings, radio Bible broadcasts and the JESUS Film are available in their language.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray that God’s Word will stir them to accept Christ and know Jesus as their Lord. Pray that Khalkas, who are influential among all the Mongolian peoples, will become strong Christian leaders and pave the way for a people movement to Christ.-PD

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