Daily Topic for February 20, 2015

Exodus 8:22, ESV
But on that day I will set apart the land of Goshen, where my people dwell, so that no swarms of flies shall be there, that you may know that I am the LORD in the midst of the earth.

The Gonja people are in a state of spiritual confusion over which god is in control and which one is worthy of their devotion and prayers. There are the traditional gods, and there is Allah, the god of the Muslims. There is also the Christian God who is kind and loves them.

Pray that before this decade is over the Gonja people will know what the Israelis and the Egyptians found out thousands of years ago, that Jehovah is truly the provider for all.

Gonja People of Ghana

by WK

A Gonja family worked the field using wooden hoes and other simple tools. A boy set aside his hoe and wiped his brow. “I wish I could go to school,” he commented. His father stopped hoeing for a moment and glanced at him. “We don’t have any money. That’s why you can’t go to school.” The boy picked up his hoe and resumed working. He thought that perhaps praying to a god might get him into school. But to which god should he pray? Perhaps he should pray to one of the nature spirits his people worshipped? Or maybe Allah, the god of the Muslims, would hear him? These were the only gods he had ever heard of.
The above hypothetical story illustrates the plight of the Gonja people. They live by farming and grow just barely enough food to feed themselves. Children work the fields beside their parents. Most Gonja have never gone to school. They can’t read or write in any language. The Gonja worship Allah and a variety of nature spirits. Only a few members of this people group have become followers of Christ.

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Ask God to lead a mission agency to reach out to the Gonja. Pray that God would break the hold that poverty and illiteracy has on this people group. There is an open door for Christian teachers to share the message of salvation with them. May the Gonja come to see that Christ is better than Allah or the nature spirits they currently worship

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