Daily Topic for January 14, 2010
One of the key ways that believers glorify God is by showing genuine compassion for the poor and the suffering. When disaster strikes, it’s the Christians who are most likely to respond. We don’t do it to be “blessed,” but to bring glory to Christ’s Name. His Name is being blessed among the Kami people because of the work of medical missionaries. That is a good reason for giving thanks!
Thank the Lord for the work of these medical missionaries. Pray that such work will continue until faithful Kami believers join in the work of spreading His Name to surrounding nations.
Grant led the team of African medical workers through the Kami village in Tanzania where they were doing a health survey to see who needed medical care. People came out of their huts to take a look at the visitors. Grant knew he needed to win the trust of the mostly Muslim Kamis before he could tell them about Jesus Christ. Grant is a missionary working in a cross-denominational partnership with others among the Kami people.
Like many people groups in Tanzania, the Kamis suffer from a host of diseases ranging from malaria to AIDS. Doctors and hospitals are few and far between. In this part of the world, people often rely on unreliable traditional doctors. Help from qualified medical workers is welcome in Tanzania, one of the poorest countries in the world. More than 36 percent of the 37.5 million inhabitants live below the poverty line. AIDS is also having a tragic impact on the nation.
But God’s Word is spreading quickly among the Kami people, with about 30 churches now planted among them. As churches are planted in villages, lives are being transformed by the power of Christ, and people are delivered from spiritual darkness. With providing medical care and new, fresh water wells, community transformation is occurring.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray that many of the Kamis will open their hearts to Jesus, the Great Physician who promises never to leave nor forsake them once they open their hearts to Him. He will not only keep them in this life, but throughout all eternity.