Daily Topic for November 12, 2012

Acts 6:3-4
Brothers and sisters, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them and will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the Word.

In this verse, the early leaders of the Church were delegating to other Christians the responsibility of distributing food to the poor so that they could focus on teaching the Word of God. Did you ever think what it takes to get the Word of God out to people? It takes individuals with many skill sets just to get the “Words of Life” video on the Internet. There are translators, voice actors and people with several different kinds of computer skills, accountants, etc. to make this happen. And let’s not forget the prayerful intercessors that are needed.

Pray that the Lord will show you what skills He has given you to be used for frontier mission work.

Jakati Speaking Jat People of Pakistan

by CN

“But the believers who were scattered preached the good news about Jesus wherever they went” (Acts 8:4, NLT). Likewise, Christ followers scattered around the world today should share the good news with those they encounter. The Jakati speaking Jat people are scattered without a way to hear of the Redeemer.

Primarily, Jats are found in northwestern India and southern Pakistan. A significant number also reside in the Maldives, Russia, and the Ukraine. A few live in Afghanistan. Most Jats live in rural areas in compact villages consisting of small homes, cattle sheds, a village square, and a well or pond.

In India and Pakistan Jats are usually either farmers or nomadic herdsmen. Settled Jat farmers grow wheat, maize, and millet, and raise sugarcane as a cash crop. In certain areas fruits, vegetables, and rice are grown. Only the men work in the fields; the women maintain the households. In India and Pakistan they have a need for clean drinking water and proper healthcare facilities.

Religiously, Jats residing in Pakistan, Russia, and Ukraine are primarily Muslim; the majority of Jats living in India are Hindu. Yet, they all observe traditional Jat ceremonies such as circumcision and initiation into manhood.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray for the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into Pakistan, India, Russia, and Ukraine to work among the Jats. Pray for the translation of God’s Word into their primary language, Jakati. Pray for the viewing of the Words of Life video in Jakati via: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuZ0LXj_2mk.

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