Daily Topic for August 05, 2010
Though it is not polite to mention it, Tibetan Buddhism is riddled with idolatry. In this chapter of Deuteronomy, God calls idols “detestable” and the gods that they represent “demons.” Worshipping such spirit beings robs God of His rightful place as Lord of the Universe and keep fallen mankind from having the peace and joy that God wants them to have. If this is the way God views idolatry, should we see it any differently?
Pray that God will open the eyes of the Zangskari people so they will see the spiritual damage they are doing. Pray for repentant hearts that will fully embrace the God of the Universe.
“No, son, you may not have a pair of skis. “But why, mama?”
“I don’t want you skiing down the mountain and getting mixed up with those strange people down in the valley. We don’t know them. For all we know, they might like to kidnap little boys like you and eat them. They don’t even speak our language. Besides we can’t afford to buy a pair of skis anyway. And how would you be able to climb back up our mountain while you’re carrying those bulky skis and poles? No, you’ll be staying right here where you belong with your own people.”
The boy is from the Zangskari people. He’s been longing for a pair of skis ever since the Zangskari Ski School opened. He lives in a remote area in the Indian Himalayan Mountains where the lowest pass between mountain ranges is over 14,000 feet. Winter temperatures drop to -30 C/-22 F for weeks on end. Snow and frigid temperatures make his village inaccessible for seven months of the year. Transportation and communication outside of the community is extremely difficult.
Zangskari people are overwhelmingly Tibetan Buddhist. There are no known followers of Christ. Scripture portions were translated into Zangskari in 1945 but have been out of print since 1951. They have no JESUS Film, gospel recordings or Christian broadcasting in their language.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray for hearty, athletic linguists to live Christ-like lives among the Zangskari people. Pray they could spread the gospel to these isolated people.