Daily Topic for September 16, 2012
At the turn of the last century the Bhils experienced a religious awakening that resulted in not only a new Hindu sect springing up, but also the establishment of some Christian churches. The churches were the result of a prophecy coming true concerning an impending famine. The Hindus worship Hanuman, Shiva, and surprisingly, Muslim and Christian saints. They also revere tigers, snakes, boundary deities, and ancestors. Shamanism is common in their communities. There are some Christ followers among them, and they have the Bible in their main language. However, there are not enough missionaries working among the Bhil people.
The Joshua Project asks us to pray that God will prepare the Bhils for a great harvest of souls. Pray that church or mission agencies will evangelize them. Pray that Bhil believers will evangelize their fellow Bhils. Pray that God will reveal Himself to them in dreams and visions, and that missionaries will come to explain the way to Christ.-TP