Daily Topic for July 18, 2009

James 1:14a
"... but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed."

It is way too easy for people to not take responsibility for their own sins. We can’t blame God or the devil, but only our own evil desires. How do we find the power to not be dragged away and enticed? That only comes from the Holy Spirit. It’s exciting to think of this happening to people in Mongolia during the last 20 years!

Pray that believers in Mongolia will take responsibility for their own sins, allow the work of the Holy Spirit in their hearts, and rejoice as they see His Name glorified.

Muslim Uighurs in Mongolia

Singing and dancing are extremely important activities among the Uighurs. They enjoy playing stringed, wind, and percussion instruments, which gives them a unique blend of cultural elegance all their own. They play the Mukam (meaning “Twelve Great Melodies”), which has been part of the Uighur culture for many centuries. Various political, religious and ethnic conflicts have characterized the history of the Uighur people.

They are described as a “proud, happy and independent people, basically untouched with the gospel.” Sadly, there are few, if any, known Uighur followers of Christ. As Muslims, they are taught that Christians are their enemies. The Bible has been translated into the Uighur language. Christian radio broadcasts and the JESUS Film are also available to them. In spite of these efforts, they remain basically untouched with the gospel. The eyes of the Uighurs, in both China and Mongolia, need to be opened to the saving truth of Christ.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray for God’s favor on workers who will go to the Uighurs and share His love for them. Pray that the Holy Spirit will anoint the gospel as it goes forth by radio, softening the hearts of the Uighurs toward believers so they will be receptive to Jesus. Pray especially for Mongolian governmental leaders to have open minds and hearts as they hear the message of salvation. Pray that they, too, will see their need, trust Jesus as Lord, and grant freedom of worship to all Uighurs throughout Mongolia.-MH

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