Daily Topic for April 09, 2014

I Corinthians 15:20-22
But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead.

Christ not only is the resurrection and the life, but He is the first fruit of all others who will be resurrected after Him. Men will die, but they have the promise that He will raise them up for eternal life. What a promise to those who are among the remaining unreached peoples!

Pray that the Hausa-Fulani people will be given the gift of faith so that they can believe that the risen Christ offers eternal life to all who call on His Name.-KC

Hausa-Fulani of Lagos, Nigeria

by PE

Lagos, Nigeria is the second largest city in Africa. What a hub for Christian outreach this city could become! Among the people living in Lagos are the Hausa-Fulani. They began as two people groups, but are now considered to be one. The Hausa-Fulani make up 29 percent of the entire Nigerian population. Traditionally they have been a migratory people of about 21 million in number. But due to a prolonged drought, many of their youth migrated to Lagos and other urban areas to pursue economic opportunity. Today many of them are gathered into scattered groups called clusters throughout Lagos. Some are gatemen, some sell fabric, some are engaged in foreign exchange, and many are the motorcycle drivers of Lagos.

Although some believers are evangelizing the Fulani in Lagos, the directions and aims of the Christians are not unified. The Lagos Project has been set up by God to bring unity to the efforts. Their mission and prayer “is all about enthroning God in all spheres of influence and culture of Lagos so that His righteousness will reign supreme, followed by His blessings.”

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray for the entire church to collaborate in reaching the Fulani of Lagos for the Lord. Pray that Fulani hearts will be softened so that they will gladly receive the word of God.

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