Daily Topic for February 15, 2011

Psalm 118:6
The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?

What can man do to me? Good question! In the case of people groups like the Gorgal Fulbe, following Christ can mean losing all their worldly wealth and personal relationships. This is intolerable! But it’s much more intolerable to go through this life and the life to come without a Savior.

Pray that the Gorgals will give Christ a chance to change their lives.

Gorgal Fulbes in Benin

by CN

Another wet season has ended. The younger Fulbe men take to the road again. So as not to risk depletion of the village water supply, they herd the livestock in search of alternative water supplies until the next wet season. The older Fulbe men, women and children remain in the village.

The hot, tropical climate of north-central and western Africa provides only two seasons: wet and dry. During the wet season the cattle, sheep and goats remain at a permanent settlement where they are herded by the men and boys, but usually milked by the women and girls. The men also harvest the crops, usually consisting of millet, rice and peanuts. The women’s tasks include laboring four to five hours each afternoon preparing the evening meal, but only after fetching wood, water and millet. Also, they maintain the huts, weave mats, spin cotton, make soap, and care for young children.

The Gorgal people is 99 percent Muslim. Though largely illiterate, children often attend a village school where they learn to pray and recite parts of the Qur’an. Though they try to be devout Muslims, many of their spiritual beliefs are rooted in animism. Deviation from what they consider to be Islam is not tolerated, so they do not give Christ a chance to fill their spiritual voids.

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Pray for the heavenly Father to break Islam’s grip on them, that they may not fear to put their faith in His Son. Pray that they will have the chance to hear of Jesus Christ.

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