Daily Topic for November 29, 2013
You are one of thousands praying today with faith for the Gaddi people. To each of you God has given a measure of faith and wisdom which, when combined, comes before Him as a sweet-smelling sacrifice of praise, thanksgiving, and intercession for all He intends to accomplish in bringing the Gaddi to Himself. In Revelation 7:9 John reports seeing the results of your prayers, so keep on interceding with the end in mind. You are part of His victorious team!
Pray that the Gaddi people will soon be thanking God for those who diligently prayed for the nations in faith that they would receive the Lord.
The Gaddi teen girl was whining at her father. “Father… I have never even seen this boy. Can’t I at least meet him?” Her father stood over her and replied, “You will meet him on your wedding day.” “But what if I don’t like him? What if he is a bad husband?” Waving his hand, he replied, “That is not important. I have talked with his father. Everything has been agreed upon.” She looked down at the ground and said, “This is not what I want.”
Raising his voice a little, he hissed, “What you want is not what matters. What matters is that I have arranged a very good match for you. Soon you will be a wife, and you will have a husband and children. I will teach the boys how to be shepherds like me… like my father… like my father’s father.”
The Gaddi people are mostly shepherds who live in the mountains of Uttar Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh. They often arrange marriages for their children. Most of them speak Urdu, but their religious practices vary. Two thirds are followers of Islam, while the remainder follows Hinduism. Many also mix animism with their religion.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray for the Gaddi people to have the opportunity to hear and accept the gospel message. Pray for harvest workers to be sent into this waiting field. Pray for a Christ-centered fellowship to be planted among the Gaddi.