Daily Topic for February 27, 2011
This is one of the many exhortations to give aid to the needy and to not gloat when those whom you don’t get along with suffer. God is all-compassionate, and He requires His children to be the same. This requires us to rise above our human nature and take on God’s nature. In that way, God’s Name is glorified.
Pray that when you see people suffer, especially those you consider “enemies,” that you will allow God to empower you to help them. Pray that God will use tragedies to demonstrate His compassion to the unreached Fulbe nations that remain lost without His guidance.
Drought, famine, and poverty have forced the majority of Western Fulbe in Nigeria to give up their traditional nomadic means of living by herding cattle. They are now force to live a sedentary life in towns. Many have resorted to selling milk from goats in order to purchase much needed grain and other foods. A few have managed to grow crops, although some of the young men are trying to start small businesses in the larger towns. The drastic change of moving from a nomadic lifestyle to a settled life has led them to suffer from malnutrition and disease. Infants and children are especially vulnerable. Government health programs often overlook these people; most of their help comes from a few Christian and NGO organizations.
To be a Western Fulbe means you are Muslim even if you do not practice Islamic rituals and teachings. Some actively participate in spiritism.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray that Christ’s followers who are in contact with the Western Fulbe people will use the right words from God’s Word to draw them to Him. Pray that many will listen to the teachings of Jesus, which is being broadcast to them on short-wave radio. Pray that they will have the courage to turn to Christ and follow Him faithfully. Pray that rain will bring an abundant harvest to sustain them with food.