Daily Topic for July 25, 2011

1 Timothy 1:1
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus, our hope.

Paul knew that the only true hope comes from Jesus Christ. Ethnic groups like the Luobohe Miao waste their lives trying to please spirits that have no control over their lives.

Pray for a holy hunger for truth and righteousness among the Luobohe Miao people that will lead them to their only true hope.

Luobohe Miao (luo-bo-her-meow)

by JWS

According to the Joshua Project, the Luobohe Miao people of southern China are “bound by fear and superstition.” They believe the world is inhabited and controlled by spirits. They place their faith in the village shaman who acts as healer, priest, and mediator to the spirit world.
An important role of the shaman is to consult the spirits regarding where a new home should be located. They chose this location with great care. Each home is built to accommodate the spirits. Luobohe homes contain at least one altar for acknowledging and appeasing the ancestral spirits. The Luobohe Miao homes maintain a clear path from the doorway to the altar so as not to hinder the spirits from approaching the altar. In the same way, houses must not be built in direct line with each other to enable the spirits to move about freely in and around the houses.

There are no known followers of Christ among the Luobohe Miao people who are usually pre-literate. They have no Scriptures, gospel recordings, or radio broadcasting in their language. The JESUS Film has not been produced in a language they can easily understand.



Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray for teams of prayer warriors to ask God to prepare the Luobohe Miao people to hear and accept the gospel.

Pray that the Lord will reveal Himself in visions and dreams.

Pray for career missionaries to live among them, learn their language, and bring appropriate gospel materials to them.

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