Daily Topic for August 07, 2010

Hebrews 12:1b
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.

As noted in today’s reading, the Champa people know how to persevere. This is, perhaps a spiritual gift that the Lord would like to develop in these hearty people. But they must persevere in the Lord’s way, with the Lord’s direction. How can they do this when they have not been taught about the One who directs us to the light of the world?

Pray that the Holy Spirit will raise us a community of Champa believers who will persevere in following Christ no matter what the cost.

Champa People

by NW

The Champa people know how to persevere! Not only do they live in Jammu and Kashmir, an area of extremely cold temperatures, but many are pastoralists. They raise sheep and goats in a tremendously cold environment where grasses seldom grow for the livestock to eat. Other Champas, known as the Phalpa, live nomadic lives. They live in simple tents called reboos, which are made of yak skin. Nothing is fancy about the home of a Champa family, but it serves its purpose of protecting them in the cold, cold temperatures of their mountainous homeland.

The Champa people all profess Buddhism, and it occupies the central place in their culture. The JESUS Film, gospel recordings, Christian broadcasting, and Christian literature are non-existent in this spiritually cold land. Like many Tibetan Buddhists they worship the Dalai Lama, and know little or nothing about the true Savior. Only the Holy Spirit can lead them to the truth of Jesus Christ. At this time there are no known Christian believers amongst the Champa people to share the gospel message.

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Pray for the Holy Spirit to send workers into the harvest field, and to arrange many opportunities to share the love of Jesus Christ. Pray that the Holy Spirit will give visions and dreams to the Champa people that draw them to Jesus Christ.

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