Daily Topic for October 12, 2009

Deuteronomy 1:17a
"Do not show partiality in judging; hear both small and great alike."

One thing that holds developing nations like Bangladesh back is corruption. Justice, if you can call it that, is often bought with a price. Corruption is a “luxury” that no nation can afford. But it will only go away when hearts are changed so that society is transformed.

Pray that Bangladesh will be transformed by the hand of God in such a way that there will be relief from corruption, so the nation can prosper socially and economically. Pray for relief for the Tangchangya people who are often pressured by the Bengali majority to give up their land.

Buddhist Tangchangya People

Khon laughed when the saw the reason his dog, Coconut, was barking so loud. Coconut cornered a scout in a tree. Khon called Coconut to his side, then walked over to the man. “Do you need something?” he asked with a note of sarcasm. The man got down from the tree and brushed dirt off his clothes. “I know why you are here,” said Khon. My family has been here for many generations. You Bengalis can’t have our land just because there are more of you than there are of us. If I see you here again, I won’t call off my dog.”

Khon is one of the 31,000 Tangchangya people who live in the Chittagong Hill tract district in southeastern Bangladesh. Most of them have dogs, perhaps to protect their land from the numerous Bengalis who are constantly looking for new land to take as Bangladesh continues to become more crowded.

Like many of the people in this mountainous region, the Tangchangya people aren’t Hindu or Muslim; they are Buddhist. Their Buddhism has so many animistic overtones that you can hardly tell what religion they follow. There is a sizable Christian minority, but they are Christian in name only. Like almost all the peoples in this region, they need Christ to free them from sin and death.

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Pray for the Lord to bring forth a triumphant Tangchangya body of believers for the glory of His Name.-KC

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