Daily Topic for May 30, 2010
This verse is very similar to James 1:22, which states, “But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves.” Missionary conferences, mission weekends at churches, and mission emphasis weeks at Bible colleges are wonderful in raising awareness of missions. However, some Christians seem to think that if they attend these special meetings, they have fulfilled their duty. Not so! Each believer needs to play some active part in the Great Commission, whether through giving, praying faithfully, doing cross-cultural work themselves, or sending others.
Pray that that we will be doers of the Word like those who are helping the Tikuna people obtain the pure water they need.
“Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink.” This familiar adage is ironic when it describes a true situation near the Amazon River. The Tikuna tribes who live along the river where Peru, Colombia and Brazil come together, must confront a problem of clean water, even in the midst of a great rain forest.
ASSIST Ministries launched an appeal to Christians around the world to help in a well-digging program for the Tikuna tribes. The request went out 10 years ago, and the well digging program has met with some success. The Tikunas have seen real success with a mission effort that also started 10 years ago, the first indigenous Bible Institute in operation on the banks of the Amazon River. Their goal is to evangelize the Amazonian tribes.
The Tikunas once thought their location on the Amazon River was a blessing because they think it is a portal to the supernatural. This same location has proven to be a curse because it has become a magnet for drug traffickers who roam the international borders skirting Colombia and Peru. To the Tikuna youth, alcohol, drugs and money seem to be a way out of misery. Tribal leaders are now so desperate that they have invited governmental officials to “help us save our children.”Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray for the success in confronting the evils of drug trafficking. Pray for the Bible school and the evangelization of the 32,600 Tikuna people who are “insufficiently reached” by the gospel.