Daily Topic for May 01, 2010
Do you have a list of missionaries that you pray for? Have you ever felt a prompting to pray for them? If there was a time when prayer was needed for Sophie Muller, it was at that time when she was abandoned on a remote riverbank! All of us need prayer, but those who are putting their lives on the line for the sake of Christ’s Kingdom are especially likely to get attacked.
Don’t forget to pray for your missionaries today as they extend His Kingdom to remote parts of the earth.
by Keith Carey
It was the 1940s, and most of the world was concerned about World War II. Sophie Muller had other concerns. She knew what she wanted out of life: to become a renowned artist. The National Academy of Design in New York City was a great place to get the proper training. But God had other plans, and He used a simple team of evangelists with trumpets and preaching to get her attention. At first she thought they were religious kooks, but she joined them in a Bible study and soon accepted Christ’s lordship in her life. Instead of serving her own interests, she now wanted to serve the King of Kings. She enrolled in the National Bible Institute to study God’s Word.
God gave her a burden to reach a tribe that had never heard the gospel. She applied to New Tribes Mission, and in 1944 she accepted an assignment in the jungles of Colombia.
On her way to one of the most remote parts of Colombia, where that country comes together with Brazil, Sophie was met with an alarming surprise. The indigenous men who were taking her by canoe into the dense jungle decided that she was going there to cast spells on the people. So they dumped her off on a riverbank with her duffle bags!
Pray that God will give His peace and protection to missionaries working in dangerous situations.