Daily Topic for February 12, 2015

James 1:5-6, NIV
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.

Today we are praying for a people who blend different religious traditions, and even have several different names. Some have adopted the gods of a neighboring tribe. They are a people divided!

Pray that the Red Bobo people will find unity and purpose in following the King of Kings.

Red Bobo People of Mali

by TP

A people divided? That could be said about the Red Bobo people of Mali. They can be Christian, Muslim, or animistic. The animists among them worship Wura, a chief god, who they believe created the world. Beneath him are Dwo, the god of new life and rebirth and Soxo the god of wildness and lightning. They believe that Dwo is a go-between man and nature.
In the late 19th century some of the Red Bobo felt abandoned by their god, so they began to adopt the religion of a neighboring group. Then they were divided up by country and by name; Some people live in Burkina Faso as well as Mali and call themselves Bwa or Bwaba. Is that chaotic enough for you?
All the groups work as farmers in communities that lack central authority over their towns. Each community has a council of elders. They farm products such as cotton, rice, millet, and yams. They share cultural traits with a number of their neighbors. We know that God loves each one of them, and wants them to turn to Him.

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Pray that the Red Bobo people will become disillusioned with animism and Islam and turn to Jesus for rebirth and spiritual transformation. Pray for workers to show that Jesus is God’s mediator between God and man, and that He is essential for salvation. Pray that the oldest village male may hear the gospel and believe it

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