Daily Topic for April 21, 2014

Matthew 10:8, RSV
Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons. You received without paying, give without pay.

Jesus has never cancelled this command, and down through the centuries, those who believed it and obeyed His word, have preached the gospel of salvation through Jesus Christ. He gave them all power and authority in heaven and on earth to do it in His Name. Is that not enough power?

Pray for the Father to raise up evangelists, teachers, and miracle workers needed for the Uighurs that they can enjoy the peace and love of God.-RR

Uighurs in Urumqi, China

by WK


The Uighur man walked to the factory gate in the city of Urumqi and found a sign that read, “No Uighurs need apply.” The man shook his head and walked away. The Chinese always get the best jobs, and the Uighurs have to take whatever is left over.

On the way home he walked past a Chinese policeman chiding two middle-aged Uighur men. “Speak Mandarin, not Uighur!” the policeman growled at them. The man hurried away, deciding to make a stop at the mosque before going home. He could pray to Allah, but only if the police hadn’t closed it down again.

There are many Uighurs living in Urumqi, a major city in northwestern China. This people group converted to Islam many centuries ago. A growing number of Han Chinese have moved to Urumqi in recent years. The Han aren’t Muslims. These two people groups don’t like each other, and there have been riots in Urumqi. Few, if any, Uighurs have come to see Jesus Christ as the true source of salvation.

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Pray for the restoration of peace in Urumqi. Ask God to lead faithful workers to reach out to the Uighurs in Urumqi with the message of salvation. Pray that God will soon open doors for outreach. Pray that the Uighurs will respond to radio broadcasts and other Christian sources that glorify the Risen Christ.

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