Daily Topic for November 02, 2011

2 Corinthians 3:18
And we, who with unveiled faces reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into His likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.

It is interesting that a member of a militant Hindu organization noted that if God could transform one drunk, he could transform an entire community. In a way, this Hindu man understood something that many followers of Christ don’t notice! This is the reason why we pray for the lost individuals and ethnic groups of the world. Our goal is to see people groups transformed into Christ’s likeness.


Pray that as non-believers see Christ’s followers transformed, they will understand, appreciate, and embrace the true and living God.

Missionary Biography, Continued

by KC

“The educated people probably won’t like you. The uneducated will be afraid of you. … You’ll need the Holy Spirit to guide you at every turn.” Thus warned IMS workers when RAC Paul first went to a tribal group.
Paul used his veterinary skills to help tribal people with their livestock. Though there was a huge cultural gap between Paul and his audience, he managed to make the lessons of Christ understandable to people in the tribal setting. For example, he preached to people who were collecting water about the Water of Life.
As he gathered a small number of tribal believers, a local teacher who belonged to the Hindu militant RSS derisively told RAC Paul that if he could “change that useless fellow, Babulal, this whole village would be transformed.” Paul proceeded to win Babulal who was a hopeless drunk to Christ, and the transformation that came about won Babulal’s wife to Christ. This former drunk became an evangelist to his Santali people!

There were many tribes to reach in Orissa, including the Bondo and Koya people. The Koya people were so used to being taken advantage of by outsiders, that it was very hard to make contact with them. Merchants cheated these people who never learned to count beyond 20, and government employees fined them for offenses they never committed. RAC Paul began to go to the markets with the Koya people to protect them from being gypped.

 

 

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Pray that Christ’s ambassadors in India will boldly stand up for justice.


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