Daily Topic for February 20, 2012

Ezekiel 36:26
I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.

God Himself will do this work in the nations, but someone must go to them and be part of His work! When the unreached nations hear the Word, they will have a new spirit, the Holy Spirit, and their hard hearts of stone will become soft hearts of flesh. This is the work of MANI and other mission organizations—to see this come to pass.

Pray for hearts to melt and become pliable in the hands of God, as African workers go to the unreached nations.

MANI African Mission Efforts

by EJD

Imagine what it must have felt like for the first followers of Christ: walking on the mountains beside the lake of Galilee; seeing the resurrected Christ in the distance; falling at His feet and worshipping Him. These must have been experiences that were surreal and awe-inspiring. Then they had the most astonishing experience of hearing Him say, “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teach them to obey everything I have commanded you.”
In keeping with the aforementioned “Great Commissioning” so vividly described in Matthew 28, a movement was born—Movement for African National Initiative (MANI). In the wake of African Nations gaining independence in the 1960s, the church moved toward indigenous leadership and initiatives to bring the gospel to the unreached peoples of Africa. When asked what nation they are from, Africans commonly answer with the name of their tribe or language. They understand the concept of “nation” better than most Westerners. The African Church is usually strong in the area of worship and praise. Imagine people from hundreds of African unreached people groups worshipping Him!

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray that the work and ministry of MANI will result in vibrant, Christ-honoring fellowships among every unreached nation in West Africa. Pray that their work will result in African men taking the lead in discipling others in the ways of Christ.

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