Daily Topic for November 28, 2010
Daniel and his friends did not serve in Babylon on missionary visas, but as trainees for civil service positions. They were among the first “tentmakers” working in positions of useful service among foreign nations, but also serving as representatives of the Most High God. Today, when many countries have closed their doors to career missionaries, God is using other job titles to place His chosen vessels. It is often difficult for tentmakers to fulfill their dual responsibilities to their employers and their Heavenly Father, but the rewards can be wonderful.
Pray that our Heavenly Father will bless the 21st century tentmakers who serve Him in nations around the world.
by Encountering Islam
“Because I took this course, I now approach Muslims with a totally different mindset and attitude…. As I pray, instead of praying for something written on the page of a pamphlet, my heart is engaged and I personally want to help Muslims follow Jesus.”—From an Encountering the World of Islam (EWI) student. “This is the most significant training tool of its kind that I have ever seen. All of us who love Muslims will want to study it and give the course wider circulation.….”— From George Verwer, Founder, Operation Mobilization
The Encountering the World of Islam (EWI) course is widely endorsed by mission agencies and is a member of the Perspectives Family of Courses. The 12-week course can be hosted by any local church that is interested in reaching Muslims in their community or around the globe. It includes lectures from expert instructors with a variety of experiences across the Muslim world, weekly readings in the text from 80 different authors, interaction with other students online, a field trip to visit a mosque, and assignments to meet one-on-one with a Muslim. Over 8000 people have attended the course since 2005.
EWI has also been translated into Mandarin, Korean and Russian and has been taught in Africa, Asia and Europe. Currently they are trying to expand this course so they can include those who speak Russian, Indonesian and Spanish.
Pray for more churches and groups to host EWI courses. Pray for expansion into new areas of the Russian-speaking world. Pray for partners to help facilitate expansion into Indonesia and Spanish-speaking countries.
For more information, visit www.encounteringislam.orgLearn more at joshuaproject.net