Daily Topic for October 29, 2012
Many believers in South Asia face being ostracized, separation from loved ones, loss of inheritance, difficulty in finding employment, and/or persecution. But the Lord loves them and promises that he will bring about justice for them. But we, like the widow in Luke 18, must come before the Judge of all heaven and earth. Is the Son of Man finding faith in us? Are we daily trusting God for the needs of our brothers and sisters who may be suffering because they have become followers of Jesus?
Pray for the Lord to help suffering Hindu believers.
“Times are changing!” Morang sputtered to his grandfather. “The hide jars we make for tanning are not selling as they once did. We must take other work to support the family.” Grandfather’s eyes narrowed as he glared at his grandson. “It is who we are. It is what we do. We are Dabgars. We have made the best hide jars in India, the only hide jars in India, and we will continue to do as our ancestors have done!”
The Dabgars are a subgroup of the Chamars who work in the hide tanning industry. Their numbers are small, 122,000, and they are settled almost entirely in India’s highly populated state of Uttar Pradesh. They are entirely Muslim and Hindu with no known followers of Christ. Their income is now unstable as their livelihood is disappearing. They must now go into the greater society to find work.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray that God will reveal Himself to the Dabgar people group through Christian employers and fellow workers, as they adjust to outside work. Pray that the Holy Spirit would plow the hard ground of their hearts, and the seeds of the gospel would fall on good ground. Pray for protection that the evil one does not snatch away the seed of the Word, and that multitudes of Dabgars would accept salvation through Jesus Christ.