Daily Topic for February 22, 2014
When the Lord said that He would not go with the people of Israel, Moses was terrified. Was it because of their many enemies? No! It was because he understood His desperate need for the presence of the Lord. Do today’s harvesters understand what Moses understood so deeply?
Pray that His Harvesters among the Fulbe peoples will understand that they must have His presence with them at all times. Pray that they will refuse to take a single step without His presence as they labor among the unreached.
If you herded cattle in Africa for a living, you would really want your livestock to be resistant to the disease-carrying tsetse fly. Most Fulbe cattle in Africa are from the humped breed which is vulnerable to the tsetse fly; but the Macina Fulbe herd the Fouta Djallon breed called Ndama. This breed of cattle saves them much worry!
In the past, Macinas were instrumental in spreading Islam and taking other people as slaves. More recently, the loss of slave labor and a decreasing availability and fertility of land has made the basic livelihood of herding and farming more difficult for the 920,000 Macina people. Each of their villages has a mosque that is under the leadership of a village chief and elder. Some Macinas live in Cote d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso and Ghana, though most live in Mali.
A blessing in reaching these and other Muslim Fulbes has been the building of a Christian radio studio in Burkina Faso by Voice in the Desert. One missionary with this studio said, “Over the next two years, thousands of Fulbe people will be hearing the good news of Jesus, many of them for the first time in their lives.” This was written two years ago! Now is the time to pray for radio broadcasts to reach the hearts of Fulbe peoples.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray for switched-on radios, stilled hearts, and changed lives. Pray for the Holy Spirit to lead those reaching out to the Macina Fulbe people.-PD/KC