Daily Topic for January 21, 2013

Genesis 11:4
Then they said, "Come, let us build ourselves a city with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves and not be scattered."

The Tower of Babel project can best be described as man’s attempt to glorify himself. Instead of filling the earth as commanded and bringing glory to God, man sought to defy His will and build a legacy to himself. It was their reputation that these people were concerned about and not the reputation of God. Today, the nations of the world are still reaping the devastation from the decision of Adam and Eve to disobey God. Instead of worshipping the Creator, many people worship their ancestors or things that they created for themselves.

Pray for the complete healing and deliverance through Jesus Christ of all unreached ungodly peoples trapped in demonic bondage.

Fezara Kawahia People of Sudan

by PE

With one final, strenuous push, Rabia brought a daughter into the world. Her eyes fixed on her husband as she sought his approval. Instead, Omar whirled around and stomped away. There was always the agony of never succeeding to win her husband’s praise and esteem, and now this. A third female child was unforgivable!

Rabia and Omar are part of the 822,000 Fezara Kawahia people of Sudan. Their language, culture, and religion are all from their Saudi Arabian Bedouin origins. They live in transitory dwellings in eastern Africa as they follow the grass for their cattle. Their greater ethnic family is known as the Baggara, which accurately translated means “cowman.” This, of course, describes how they live as nomadic cattle herders.

Life is happier and freer for Rabia than for most women under Islamic tradition, but she and her daughters will always be far less valued than the males.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray for the Fezara Kawahia people of Sudan. Their long isolation has allowed them no witness of the saving grace of Jesus Christ. Even the men suffer continual anxiety over whether their deeds are good enough to win the approval of Allah. Pray that long-term workers will be raised up to live among them and bring the light of the Good News and the peace of salvation through Jesus to these ever-striving, never arriving people.

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