Daily Topic for November 22, 2013

Hebrews 12:1
Do you see what this means-all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? It means we'd better get on with it. ...start running-and never quit! No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins (The Message).

Do you know who else is watching you race? Ephesians 3:10 explains a great mystery: “that through the Church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places.” This obviously includes the wicked spiritual forces described in Ephesians 6:12. This is like what happened in chapters one and two of Job where Job’s sufferings are explained in terms of two cosmic bets God made with Satan on His world-class overcomer, Job.

Pray for the Sarki people and for their intercessors, senders, and messengers to become overcomers to the glory of Jesus Christ!

Sarki People in Nepal

by JS

The September, 2012 Nepal24Hours.com news story read, “Kathmandu: Police rescued three girls who were going to India ... Thursday night and brought them back to Nepal. ... The rescued girls are of 18-20 years of age…. Police handed the girls to the KI Nepal, working against women trafficking. ...they will be handed over to their families. Of late, cases of women trafficking through western entry point, Gaddachauki, are on the rise.” (See: http://www.nepal24hours.com/en/?p=12267) Trafficking of Nepali girls for the Indian and Middle East sex industry is an evil plaguing Nepal. Nepali believers are seeking to reach and rescue many of them who will otherwise end up in Mumbai brothels.

The rescued girls were from the Sarki people group, a low-caste sub-culture living in Nepal. Traditionally the Sarki were shoemakers and leather workers, but their occupations are now more diversified. In modern times family ties have grown looser, and the importance of clan and village has declined. Women are coming out of seclusion, under the influence of the urban Westernized way of doing things.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Traditionally the Sarki people have worshiped many Hindu gods, but prayer can change that! Pray for the few Christian Sarki to become more than cultural Christians. Pray that they will become zealous disciples of Christ. Pray that the Sarki community will be dissatisfied with worshipping the gods of their ancestors and will hunger for the creator God and His Son who came to give them everlasting life.

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