Daily Topic for January 04, 2010
We live in a fallen world. There are some, like Paul, who will respond to the Lord’s promptings. Perhaps some of the people who are persecuting Ndengereko believers fall into this category. But it’s also very possible that they aren’t. In such a case, they will face a day of disaster, just as David describes many times in the Psalms. Yet it is right to pray for our enemies, and those who are now the enemies of our Lord.
Pray for a holy fear of the true and Risen Lord among those who are persecuting believers.
by Wesley Kawato
A group of missionaries drove into a Ndengereko village in Tanzania. They got out of their jeep and people stared at the strange men. “We’re looking for Christians,” said one of the missionaries. “There are none here,” replied an old man. “Why don’t you try the next village?” The old man pointed down the dirt road. The missionaries returned to their jeep and drove down the road, past a mosque, as they left the village. In the next village the missionaries did find a church, but it had been burned down. Nothing was left except a pile of rubble. The Christians that had worshipped here had been forced to flee into the bush.
Today the Ndengereko people of Tanzania are 98 percent Muslim. In recent years medical missionaries have led Ndengereko people to the Lord and started some small churches. Not too many years ago there were no followers of Christ among the Ndengerekos. Now these new believers face persecution. Missionaries have had problems maintaining contact with the people they had won to the Lord.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Ask God to break the hold that Islam and animism have on the Ndengereko people of Tanzania. Ask God to help missionaries relocate the people they had led to the Lord, so they can be taught Scripture and grow in faith. Pray for God’s Kingdom to grow within the hearts of Ndengereko leaders.