Daily Topic for July 16, 2009
That is very difficult for the missionary! How can he keep his head and not panic when working in a place like Mongolia? The infrastructure often prevents the missionary from having adequate running water or electricity like he is used to having at home. The church is young, and heresies are cropping up like weeds.
Pray that cross cultural workers in Mongolia will keep their heads and remember who is in control as they do the work of an evangelist in this exciting nation.
The 73,000 northern Buryats straddle the Russian, Mongolian and Chinese steppes borderlands, living in towns, on communal farms, or as pastoralists. They are the smallest group within Mongolia and the largest Mongolian group within Russia. Most are Buddhists or animists. They speak their own distinct dialect. The Buryats have no Bible or Bible portion in their own dialects.
In Russia, there is more resistance to the gospel than in Mongolia or China, even though there are some Russian Orthodox and Protestant Buryat believers. Among Protestants, there is some indigenous worship music. Some Chinese Christians have adopted the Buryats as an unreached people group. In 2005, a Russian mission team composed of ex-convicts appealed to Mongolian believers for help planting churches among Russian Buryats.
Several years ago, the Bible Fellowship Church of Hemet, California, adopted the Buryats. This summer, a team composed of Americans and Asians from the U.S. will go to develop Christian education materials in the Buryat language.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
They ask you to pray that God will give them wisdom and discernment; and that He will open Mongolia for Christ. Pray that God will raise up Bible translators to translate the Bible into the Buryat dialects spoken in Russia, China and Mongolia. Pray that God will reveal Himself even in dreams and visions to the Buryats. Pray against the spirits of alcoholism, violence, divorce, and shamanism that currently engulf many Buryats. Pray for a lasting people movement to Christ among each Buryat subgroup.-TP
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