Daily Topic for February 09, 2014

Exodus 15:23-24, NIV
When they came to Marah, they could not drink its water because it was bitter. That is why the place is called Marah. So the people grumbled against Moses, saying, "What are we to drink?"

Why bother to learn about all this grumbling and rebellion? Because He says in I Corinthians 10:11 (Message), “these are all warning markers-Danger!—in our history books.” These true stories are written down so that we don’t repeat the mistakes of Israel. We are just as capable of messing up as they were.

Pray that as God calls out His people from among the Regeibats, His presence and His Spirit will equip and enable them to meet their first and every test without the sin of grumbling against the Lord.

Regeibat People of Mauritania

by PD

The quietness of the Sahara surrounded Ahmad, his family and friends as they sat on woven mats and looked up at a spectacular array of stars that sparkled in the immense heavens above their desert home in Mauritania. Ahmad picked up his tbel (large round drum) and began to play some quiet notes. His wife accompanied him by plucking her ardin (a large skin gourd with strings). Then he started to sing a favorite folk song in Hassaniya, the language of his Regeibat people. He sang out the name of a great warrior. Then the others began to chant and clap their hands expressing their approval. The children giggled as they started to sing, dance, and clap. The silence of the desert was sweetly broken by the joy of their music.

The Regeibat are a subgroup of the Moors. These 75,000 nomads primarily live in remote parts of Mauritania’s Sahara Desert herding their animals. Their desert life contributes to their limited social contact with other people. They are devoted to their Islamic way of life, and there are no known followers of Christ among them.

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Pray that God will prepare the hearts of His children to receive the good news that God loves them. May they learn God’s Word through its stories, see the JESUS Film in their Hassaniya language, listen to the Psalms in music, and experience the joy of knowing that Jesus died to pay for their sins.

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