Daily Topic for September 09, 2014

1 Thessalonians 1:9b-10, NIV
They tell how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead-Jesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath.

Pray that God will raise up workers from our midst to proclaim the risen Christ to Hindu peoples who now worship worthless idols.

Sonar People

by GEC

The goddess Devi wanted to destroy a giant demon made of pure gold. The first Sonar approached the demon and said, “You would look even more magnificent if you were polished gold!” The demon agreed, even though this meant he had to be melted down. In reward, Devi gave the demon’s body to the first Sonar. This man became the father of the Sonar people of northern India.

This is the myth that depicts the beginning of the Sonar tribe. The Sonar people still work with gold. Many of them have expanded into other business enterprises from the profits of the gold-crafting business. Money-lenders serve the poor, but charge a higher rate than the banks. Others operate in the tailoring business, as car repairmen, in retail stores, and more. Still other Sonars have earned high degrees in education and entered the professional fields.

In many Indian states the Sonars speak Hindi. But in other states they may employ the dominant language of the area where they reside. For the Hindi-speaking Sonars, the full range of Christian materials is readily available; but they remain “unreached” because they generally do not see the need to change religious allegiances. The vast majority of Sonars have not yet discovered the true gold, the true gem from God.

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Pray that the Lord of the Harvest will call laborers who will sow the seed of the gospel among this prosperous group. Pray that the Holy Spirit will stir a spiritual unease in the hearts of leading Sonar people so that they will seek the true and living God.

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