Daily Topic for February 05, 2012

Habakkuk 1:5
Look at the nations and watch—and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told.

God went on to reveal to Habakkuk that He planned to use the ruthless Babylonians as His instrument of punishment for the degenerate nation of Judah. At first Habakkuk protested that God’s strategy seemed to condone the Babylonians’ violence. It still seems today that often God is silent while the wicked swallow up the righteous. But as we watch the ebb and flow of international affairs through the centuries, we can be confident that God is wisely and fairly working out His purposes until the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea (2:14).

Praise the Father that His Word will indeed be fulfilled so that all peoples, including the Konyanka Malinkes, may know of His love.

Konyanka Malinke People of Guinea

by PD

“Play the kuku for us! The rice harvest has been good. The spirits are happy with our offerings, and Allah has answered our prayers. Play now and let us dance!”
Kuku is an exciting rhythm that is usually played on the drums or the krin (hollowed wood logs) by the Konyanka Malinke people. Some Konyankas are famous for their ability to make instruments and for their musical talent.
The kuku rhythm originally came from Beyla, a town in Guinea. The majority of the 124,000 Konyanka-speaking Malinke people live in Guinea, and a few can be found in Cote d’Ivoire. Historically they have been known for their ability to grow grains, especially millet. Farming is their main source of living.
Konyankas practice traditional spiritism, and over a third of them claim to be Muslim. Their Islamic leaders have not forced them to drop their mystical religious beliefs. Many Konyankas will pray in mosques and then go elsewhere to offer sacrifices of food to the “spirit of the village.” Forms of divination and casting spells are common. Currently, there are only a few known followers of Christ among the Konyanka people.

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Pray that the JESUS Film will soon be released in their language. Pray that the hearts of the Konyankas will be open to receiving God’s Good News of salvation. Pray that many will become strong believers, willing to turn their backs on the spirits forever.

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