Daily Topic for December 30, 2010

Psalm 98:2, 4
The Lord has made His salvation known and revealed His righteousness to the nations…. Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.

The psalmist was deeply aware that God’s redemptive acts on Israel’s behalf were also played out on a stage before the nations. Israel, called to be a kingdom of priests, had the privilege and responsibility of interpreting these acts to the surrounding peoples. We who have come to know Jesus as Savior and Lord have the same privilege and responsibility, made greater by our knowledge of the completeness of Christ’s redemptive work on the cross. What a delight to declare His acts to the nations so that they may respond with joy to their Master!

Pray that the Father will open our lips to tell others of His salvation and righteousness.

Donglowai Nubians in Egypt

by JR

The Donglowais are a distinct group of Nubians who live along the Nile River in southern Egypt and northern Sudan. Their lifestyle is essentially the same as that of all other Nubian peoples; only their language is different. The social, economic, and cultural aspects of Nubian lives are very similar to one another. Their economy is based on agricultural production of wheat, millet, barley, and several other crops. Men do most of the farm work, and women work in the home. However, some of the men own grocery stores or drive cabs, and many women have found work as schoolteachers, seamstresses, and public service workers. In more recent times, this has put a strain on their traditional lifestyle.

For centuries, the Nubians have held lengthy religious and agricultural ceremonies. More recently, these ceremonies have been shortened and simplified. During these ceremonies the Nubians sing, dance and beat drums. As with the other Nubians, there is no established fellowship among the Donglowai Nubians.

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Pray that the Donglowai Nubians will hunger for something deeper and greater than the Islam they’ve known for centuries. Pray that Christ followers will make it a priority to reach out to all the Nubian subgroups. Pray for the Lord to give dreams and visions to Donglowai leaders that will direct them to Jesus, the source of spiritual truth. Pray that the JESUS Film and gospel recordings will be widely available in the Donglowai homeland in a language they can understand.

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