Daily Topic for August 28, 2010

Revelation 14:6
Then I saw another angel flying in mid-air, and he had the eternal gospel to proclaim to those who live on the earth—to every nation, tribe, language, and people.

There are a couple of ways of relating this verse to the completely unreached Kalaktang Monpa people. One way is to say that we don’t have to reach them for Christ because an angel will someday do it. Another way is to recognize that if we don’t reach them, thousands will probably meet a Christ-less eternity. Who is to blame? We have over 600 Bible believing churches for every unreached people group. Could it be that we need to send teams to them before it becomes necessary for God to send His angels to do what we could have done?

Pray that soon there will be a team of people who will give their lives to see a vibrant Kalaktang Monpa fellowship.

Kalaktang Monpa People

by JS

It is hard to believe that there are people groups who have never heard the gospel message, but they do exist. One group called the Kalaktang Monpa is a group of 8,000 who live in India’s northeastern state of Arunachel Pradesh. This state abuts with Bhutan, a Tibetan Buddhist country, and the Kalaktang Monpa are Buddhist. Eighty-three percent have never heard the gospel. The other 17 percent have heard of Jesus but have not become His followers. That leaves a big zero for the number of Christ-followers among them!

India consider the Kalaktang Monpa as a scheduled tribe, and slowly the government is introducing a more developed infra-structure and occupations which include office jobs, teaching, and contract work. Medical centers, schools, banks, and postal systems are now operating in the Kalaktang area. Traditionally these people have been skilled artisans, dealing with dyeing, weaving, paper-making, and carpentry, and their main occupations have been in farming and trading.

They follow traditional Tibetan Buddhist forms of worship with a lama presiding over births, weddings, and deaths. Although they share common Buddhist practices with other groups, they simultaneously practice pre-Buddhistic animism or shamanism.

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Pray these people will have their hearts ready to receive the good news. Ask God to send the appropriate workers to share with them the salvation and hope that Jesus brings.

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