Daily Topic for August 09, 2013
Here Paul refers his readers to Genesis and the fall and to the disobedience of Adam in the Garden of Eden. It is through Adam’s disobedience that death came upon us because all of us sin. Mission efforts seek to reconcile mankind to God and call all of us to repentance and faith in Jesus. Mission efforts exist because of the fall.
Pray that the Mahtam people will overcome pride and fear and will embrace Jesus as the cure for sin in a fallen world. Pray for the story of the fall and salvation from it to be read or heard by all members of the Mahtam community. Pray for God to give them faith in Jesus’ salvation from sin.
Sarla swayed, trancelike, to the words of the Adi Granth. Called “the first book,” it is the collection of nearly 6000 hymns of Sikhism. She is pursuing her salvation by meditating on the name and message of her god as revealed in these writings. She pushes down the underlying sense of fear that she is not meditating enough and therefore won’t find salvation. It never seems enough. What shall she do?
Sarla is part of the 700,000-member Mahtan clan. They have been known as cultivators and clearers of the jungle, and there are many differing stories of their origins. The majority of the group is Sikh like Sarla, although Mahtan members are also found in the Muslim and Hindu places of worship.
The JESUS Film, translated into Sarla’s Western Punjabi language, collects dust on a shelf next to translated Bibles and gospel recordings. They hold the answer for Sarla and her people, but there is no ambassador of Christ available to offer them. There has been no church planting work among the Mahtan for two years.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray that God will call His workers to this field. Pray that they will be willing to take the message of salvation through Jesus Christ alone that will free the Mahtan people from sin and death. Pray that the message will be received as the Holy Spirit pierces the hearts of the Mahtan people with the truth of the gospel of Jesus the Christ.