Daily Topic for July 06, 2011

1 Timothy 6:10
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

Jesus clearly said, No man can serve two masters…you cannot serve God and mammon (which means gain or advantage). God created us with a need to love Him. When we turn from loving God as a central focus in life, we try to fill that void by devoting our love to something far less worthy than the Lord. And whatever we love that is less than God soon becomes a god to us. If we substitute the love of money for the love of God, we open ourselves to a myriad of sorrows and disappointments.

Pray that the Vron Hmong people will soon know the true God as their only Provider and Sustainer. Pray that He will give them commitment to His purposes, which are far higher than anything they have ever experienced.

Hmong Vron (hmong-vron) People

After vigorously drumming to summon the spirits, the Vron shaman passed the drum to his wife so she could continue. He quickly sat down in front of his spirit altar that had the head of a sacrificed pig at its base. Pulling the dark hood of his cloak over his face, his body began to move as he shook a tambourine. Then with a loud wail he uttered a multitude of sounds and words. While the chanting continued, villagers began to quietly enter the house and leave offerings. After several hours, the spirits finished talking from the otherworld, and he pulled back his hood. He accepted the gifts brought to him by those for whom he had interceded.

Over 5,000 Hmong Vron people live in 12 villages located in western Guizhou Province in China. In the past the Vron people have endured severe suffering. They are considered to be the poorest Hmong group in China. Bound to their spirit and ancestral worship, there are no known followers of Christ among this people group. The majority of their neighbors, the Gha-Mu (Flowery Miao) have responded to the gospel. However, linguistic differences and mutual hostilities have kept the Vron people from embracing Christ. To them, the gospel is for their Gha-Mu enemies.

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Pray for a healing relationship to develop between the Vron and the Gha-Mu peoples. Pray that the Vron will understand that Jesus is for them, as well as their neighbors.

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