Daily Topic for July 26, 2011

Hebrews 6:19-20
We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where Jesus, who went before us, has entered on our behalf.

Reflect for a minute how much you have to be thankful for. Christ Himself is preparing a place for us in heaven. He is the one who paid for all of our sins, past, present, and future. God’s promise is certain. He cannot lie because He is holy and righteous. We can walk in this assurance daily. There are many who attempt in vain to achieve heaven or nirvana through their own righteousness. Be thankful! But don’t forget the Miao groups for whom you prayed this month who still don’t know these things.

Pray that the Miao peoples will crave fellowship with the only One who can pay for their sins.

Horned Miao People

by CN

Certainly Jesus in the heart is better than a horn on the head! But a horn is what we see on the heads of the Horned Miao people of China, and thus their name. Horned Miao women wrap their own hair and false hair around a large horn-shaped wooden comb. In the past the comb was smaller. But in recent times, especially among older women, the comb is extremely wide.

Some 50,000 Horned Miao people live in southwestern China, specifically in northeastern Yunnan Province and Guizhou Province. Although officially counted as part of China’s large Miao nationality, the Horned Miao have a distinct identity. They are known as Jiaojiao Miao in Mandarin, or Koko Miao in the local Chinese dialect. The majority shares the animistic and polytheistic practices of their Hmong neighbors. They believe they must keep a balanced harmony between themselves and the spirit world.

Despite living near the heavily Christianized A-hmao and Gha-mu groups, linguistic and cultural barriers have prevented the Horned Miao from hearing the gospel. In the past there was no missionary work among them, and few today have heard of Christ. Thus, there are no known Horned Miao believers or fellowships.


Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Ask the Holy Spirit to break the barriers that keep the Horned Miao from hearing God’s good news.

Pray that God will prepare their hearts through dreams and visions as they wait to hear His Word.

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