Daily Topic for February 07, 2011
This verse is like the gospel message in one sentence. The only way to be forgiven is to confess and renounce our sins. The unreached nations are in a futile attempt to either deny sin exists or to cover it up with rituals or good works. Shouldn’t they know the truth, so that it can set them free?
Pray for the Holy Spirit to go before the missionaries among the unreached so that the lost can understand that they need to confess and renounce their sins against the Almighty One. Pray for Fulakunda community leaders to embrace the gospel message that Iissa came to save sinners.
Following Jesus forces us to love God above even our earthly family, for whoever hears the word of God and does it, are the brothers and sisters of Jesus (Luke 8:21). Yet family is everything to the Fulakundas. It is for this reason one woman said, “I am afraid. The things I have heard at these meetings are true. I know I am a sinner. The missionary has taught us that God sent his son to die for my sins. I want to accept the way of Iisaa (Jesus) and live for Him, but I am afraid. What will my family do to me? What will my husband do?”
Another Fulakunda woman has begun walking the way of Iisaa. Her family has disowned her and has threatened to take her children away from her. She is looking for a place to live and sometimes goes without food.
Though 99 percent of the Fulakundas claim to be Muslim, much of their beliefs and lifestyle still have roots in animistic traditions and beliefs. This is evident as health and daily problems drive them to the local marabout (witchdoctor) for amulets designed to help with whatever problem they may be facing. While Senegal does not provide a conducive environment for Christians to thrive, the gospel is not bound by oppressive political environments.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray for the handful of followers of Jesus among the Fulakunda people, that their commitment for Christ does not waver in a dark place.