Daily Topic for February 26, 2010
Like the Kajakse people we are praying for today, every sinner can break with the past. Our God of justice does not hold us responsible for the sins of our forefathers or those of our children. We are all responsible for our own spiritual lives.
Pray that as the Kajakse people face unprecedented changes that their elders will steer them towards the unprecedented possibility of having their sins forgiven by a loving, just God.
Kajakse people of Chad are at a crossroad, but they know little of the Cross of Jesus. If one were to work among the Kajakses, one would see a world that will be very different for their children than it was in the past. Kajakse children are at the crossroad where the modern and the traditional collide. In this confusing world, there are no telephones, yet there are short-wave radios; no electricity, yet digital watches are common; few cars, but many bicycles and mopeds. There are primary schools for the next generation, yet the teachers are under-trained and overworked, and most students lose interest and drop out. There is little access to clean water or health care, yet trading at the market is brisk. Women wear colorful African dresses, and men wear African robes, yet some men are known to wear Western-style pants.
The Kajakse people are Muslim, yet they cling to pre-Islamic beliefs. There are Kajakses who are Christians, yet they are very few, and they lack resources, and no mission agency is currently working among them. Muslims are somewhat receptive to the Injil (the Gospels) yet they are suspicious of Christians. They believe in visions and dreams and God has been thought to speak to them in this way.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray that Christian materials like the JESUS Film will soon be available to the Kajakses and that God will speak to them through visions and dreams.