Daily Topic for September 20, 2014

Matthew 7:24, ESV
Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock.

Christ is the solid rock! All other ways are as vulnerable as a house built on sand. But who will understand this unless the Holy Spirit reveals it to them?


Pray that God will reveal to the Gadaria their need for a solid-rock Savior. May they learn that only Jesus can be their rock-solid foundation during life’s many turbulent circumstances.

Gadaria People

by PD

When asked about his people, Rajeesh, a Gadaria replied, “As everybody knows, our people have good qualities like honesty, sincerity, dedication, and self-determination. We are a hardworking people who live all over northern India. Our name comes from the Hindi word gadar meaning ‘sheep.’ In the past our ancestors moved from one place to another taking care of their animals. Writers find us to be a colorful and interesting people. One man, Dr. Shashi, called us, ‘The Shepherds of India.’ That writer knew us very well! Most of us are physically strong but educationally, socially, and politically we are a backward community. We urgently need to move forward with better education and more political power.”
Spread across India, there are about 6.5 million Gadaria people. The majority of them have abandoned their past lives as shepherds; they now raise goats and cattle and sell the milk. Few of them own land, and they often have to work for others. Many work as day laborers in masonry. They are in urgent need of help in the areas of health, education, clean water, and job training. However, their most urgent need is to meet the Savior. All of them are Hindus, and there is almost no outreach to them by the Christian communities.

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Pray that God will quickly bring believers to them who will explain God’s word through storytelling, tapes, and films. Pray that believers will help the Gadaria to experience the greatness of God through kind deeds, social action projects, and discipleship.


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