Daily Topic for January 13, 2012
Most of all God wants all people to love and revere Him. He wants His true followers to be obedient to the great commission and go into all the world and preach the Gospel. Christians are facing a huge dilemma in the East African countries where people are suffering from war and famine. It is very dangerous for christians to go into these areas and preach the Gospel to hostile, warring clans and tribes. It is only through prayer that God’s orders can be fulfilled, but we know He is able.
Pray for the unhappy Mushunguli people that they will soon be able to hear about Jesus.
Mvere, a Mushunguli woman, lifted her head from the mortar and pestle with which she was grinding her very last handful of grain. She looked at her newborn infant who was breathing heavily. Wiping her hands she walked to the baby’s side and lifted him. She cradled the baby in her arms all the while looking at the path outside their mud hut. She was waiting for her husband who would have word from the village council about their future. Mvere sighed and muttered a quick prayer to Allah. She started to wonder if Allah cared about their lives. No, I must not think that, Allah is our only hope, she thought.
Many years ago the Mushunguli people migrated to Somalia from the hinterland of Africa to escape slave traders. The recent spate of violence that is being perpetrated against their community by insurgents who want to take their banana plantations has left the land destroyed and their means of livelihood stolen from them. A people that was once producing food in a hungry land now have lost what they had to people who produce nothing but death and war. Without their own militia, the Mushunguli people are subject to a modern day slavery situation.
Pray that peace and rest would return to these people so buffeted by war and famine. Pray that they find Jesus Christ, the author of peace. Pray for softening hearts throughout Somalia.