Daily Topic for February 14, 2012

Acts 8:30
Then Philip ran up to the chariot and heard the man reading Isaiah the prophet.

The man that Philip approached was well educated and well read. This Ethiopian even had access to a copy of Isaiah’s prophesies, a rarity even for Israelites. We must remember that even in today’s world, many people don’t have access to education and literacy. Oral and visual tools like those produced by GRN fill in this gap.

Pray for GRN materials to be widely available for those who can’t yet read.

Global Recordings Network (GRN)

by JS

People are awed when they learn that Global Recordings Network (GRN) has recordings in 500 different languages spoken in Nigeria. That sounds impressive, but 500 more languages remain to be translated in that country, according to GRN! Missionaries claim that GRN tapes have repeatedly opened the door for evangelism, particularly in northern Muslim villages.
One evangelist working mainly with Muslims who is a major user of the GRN Good News recording and picture book writes, “I am so excited about the Good News presentation, especially since it is now available in video format.” He adds that the video really touches Muslim women who live in seclusion. One missionary tells of having a lending library on market day. Women can check out a cassette tape and return it the next week for another. One of the tapes that particularly reaches young people is the evangelistic one on sexually transmitted diseases called “Before and After AIDS.” It closes with an invitation to believe in Jesus.
During a GRN distribution in a village a local chief demanded that it stop, but the GRN worker felt the Holy Spirit leading him to give the chief a copy of the Good News cassette. After listening to it, the chief asked for more so that all of his people could hear it. Now there is a church of a 100 people in that village!

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray that the power of darkness will be bound and that doors will fly open for GRN teams in Africa.

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