Daily Topic for July 20, 2017

Ps. 40:4, NKJV
Blessed is that man who makes the LORD his trust, and does not respect the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.

Pray for the Wopu people to put their complete trust in the Lord.

Wopu (Woh-poo) People

by CL

(This fictional account is intended to explain the beliefs of this people group.)
“My turn!” the twin girls chimed in unison. Their father shook his head. “It is your brother’s turn.” “It’s not fair,” one of the twins complained, bottom lip thrust out. Ignoring this, the father lit a long match and handed it to his son. The boy accepted it with wide eyes and clumsily began trying to light the candle on the small altar.
The Wopu people are careful to regularly sacrifice to their ancestors. They believe that deceased family members have the power to protect them and the ability to bring good fortune. They also believe in a kitchen god that lives in the fire pit which is located in the center of every home. This spirit must be kept happy with various gifts and sacrifices in order to ensure success for the home and family.
While these beliefs might seem strange to some Westerners, the Wopu people do not know a different way. Animism and ancestor worship has been part of their way of life for centuries. The Bible is not available in the Wusa Nasu language. The Wopu do not have an audio Bible or the JESUS Film.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Ask the Lord to break down any barriers keeping the Wopu people from receiving Christ. Pray for His Kingdom to be established among them.

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