Daily Topic for August 30, 2012

Revelation 21:6
He said to me: It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life.

It is done! This is what things will be like after the return of Christ. Those who are spiritually thirsty will be satisfied. There will be eternal life! But in today’s world, peoples such as the Gandlas still wait for this message to come in a way they can understand. There are resources in their language. But who will go to them?

Pray for believers in India to go to unreached communities like the Gandlas, so they can enjoy the water of life.

Gandla People

“Warm, educated single Gandla female, age 26, vegetarian, medical professional, seeking family-oriented single Gandla male…. “Hard-working single Gandla male, age 31, non-vegetarian, software engineer seeking Gandla female who is educated and has a good sense of humor for matrimony.” Many Gandla people like these are looking for marriage online. (See http://profile.telugumatrimony.com/matrimonial/telugu/Caste/52/Gandla-Matrimonial.html.)

Finding a spouse online actually gives Hindus more choice than their parents had. They have the chance to “shop around” and find someone they might like to spend their lives with from within their own communities. Their parents had arranged marriages. To conservative Hindu peoples like the Gandlas, marriage is not between two individuals, but between two families. They hope to find a life partner from within their own community. Given time, love is intended to flourish as the couple experiences life together.

There are about 71,000 Gandlas, mostly in the southeastern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, where Telugu, their mother tongue, is the official language. They are 99 percent Hindu. The entire Bible has been translated into Telugu, as well as the JESUS Film and various gospel tracts. Yet there are no known believers among the Gandla people.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray that the Gandla people who are searching for love online will find the Lover of their souls. Pray they will form a Bible-believing church and become a part of the bride of Christ. Pray they will find true, eternal love in the One who longs to forgive their sins and dwell within them.-JWS

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