Daily Topic for August 11, 2012
At great risk to his own life, David refused to strike down King Saul, and God rewarded him for it. Ultimately, God had Saul struck down in battle, and David was able to claim the throne that God gave him years earlier. Many times in today’s world, things don’t work out this well. The wicked sometimes seem to prosper. But ultimately, God will settle the score on the Final Day.
Pray for that Final Day to come soon! Pray for many from the Boya people to heed God’s call before it’s too late.
“Sarla, stop crying!” Sarla’s father’s harsh tone startled the young woman. “But Father, I don’t want to be a basavi (temple prostitute). “That is the way it will be” her father snapped. In a month you will go to the temple to be married to a god. You will inherit my property as though you were a son. It is a privilege!”
Sarla ran to her room sobbing. As is the custom in Boya families with no sons, a daughter must be dedicated at the temple where she becomes a basavi, or a “woman for the public.” If she bears a son, he will be named after her father. Any daughter she bears must become a basavi as well. Her life and the lives of her offspring will never be their own.
The four million people of the Boya caste are one of the oldest communities in India. They are thought to be 100 percent Hindu. Although the entire Bible, tracts, audio and video presentations, and Bible literature are already translated into the Telugu language (their principal tongue), not one Christ-follower is known in their ethnic group.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray that the principalities and powers that bind the Boya people will be cast down. Pray that the gospel will come to prepared Boya hearts. Pray that the hurtful practices that come from false religion will be broken, and young women will find love, protection, purity, purpose, and wholeness as they become part of the Bride of Christ.-PE
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