Daily Topic for August 06, 2010

Hebrews 11:16
Instead, they were longing for a better country—a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them.

How easy it is for us to be caught up in trivial affairs. God wants our vision to be fixed on what is eternally meaningful—proclaiming and demonstrating that He is King, and living with heaven in view. God delights in His children who dream His dreams after Him. Are your dreams too small? Hundreds of years ago Francis Xavier urged his college companions, Give up your small ambitions and come to India!

Pray that God will give us the eyes of faith to see both the joys of heaven and the opportunities of earth.

Ladakhi People

by NW

The homeland of the 100,000 Ladakhi people is Jammu and Kashmir, one of the most isolated places on earth! That northern Indian state is covered with more than 250 Ladakhi villages. The cold wind blows for eight months out of the year, and the people can’t wait for winter to be over.

From the time a Ladakhi child is born, they are raised in Buddhism. Along with Buddhism is the belief in ferocious demons introduced by the pre-Buddhist bon religion, which is shamanistic by nature. The blending of Buddhism and the bon religion has created the spiritual tragedy that we call Tibetan Buddhism, which affects most of the people groups that we will pray for this month. This spiritual stronghold has existed for more than a thousand years!

Fear permeates the life of the Ladakhis from a very young age until their death. Currently, less than one in 500 of the Ladakhi people has accepted the release from spiritual bondage found only in Jesus Christ. The spreading of the gospel continues to be slow. Yet, the light is penetrating the darkness through the JESUS Film and gospel recordings in the Ladakhi homeland.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray that the Holy Spirit continues to penetrate the hearts of the Ladakhi people so that they can experience spiritual freedom in Christ. Pray for many to be given the opportunity to see the JESUS Film and hear the gospel in their own language.

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