Daily Topic for February 28, 2014

Exodus 11:2
Speak now in the hearing of the people that they ask, every man of his neighbor and every woman of her neighbor, jewelry of silver and of gold.

Pray for God to release the Serer people in such a way that it will be apparent to all around that only He could have done it.

Serer-Safen (aka, Safi) People

by TP

The Serer people of Mali, Senegal, and Gambia are an anthropologist’s delight! They live in matrilineal families, meaning that the family line goes through the mother, not the father. The son lives with his parents until he is circumcised as an adult. They are a hierarchical society, meaning that they have a top-down authority structure. According to Wikipedia, their indigenous culture is a living fossil, where until recently the dead were mummified and buried beneath small pyramids. They believe that snakes are reincarnated ancestors. Their belief system involves sacred trees. They believe in a God of Creation, but He does not have an Islamic name. Not surprisingly for a matrilineal people, women were made before man in their creation myth. They also have their own script which religious specialists read.

According to Muslim Peoples, they “resisted Islam the most vigorously” until after World War II. However, many are still BC (Before the Crescent) as well as BC (Before Christ). Their Islam and Christianity are tainted with animism. Neither the Bible nor the JESUS Film is available in their language.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray that the traditional African religionists and Muslims among them will open up to Jesus’ claims on their lives. Pray that the Bible and the JESUS Film will be made available in their language. Pray that Christian Serers will catch a vision for winning and discipling their people for Jesus. Pray for increased mission outreach among them.

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