Daily Topic for August 04, 2012
Pray for entire families in the Telugu-speaking world to open their hearts to the Lord.
Kantha’s wife was not convinced that Hindu cultural forms of worship were acceptable to God. Are they just cultural, or do they have ties with Hindu gods? She had grown up in the established Indian church that has its own traditions, many of which come from the West.
When Kantha studied theology in the UK, his wife had the chance to study the scriptures apart from the influence of Indian believers. She came to the same conclusions Kantha had: believers should use parts of their own culture and not the customs of outsiders when reaching their own people for Christ.
After Kantha completed his theological study program, he and his wife began to establish seeker-friendly satsangs, or sacred assemblies in order to give out the gospel in India. Kantha and the other followers of Christ are also now working on social justice issues for the uplifting of the poor and oppressed, particularly the Dalits.
Kantha’s eldest sister, who had earlier refused to follow Christ, is now a Christian. Kantha believes that she had earlier rejected Christ, not based on who He is, but because becoming a “Christian” meant joining someone else’s culture. She now reads the Bible daily and prays to the Lord Jesus in her prayer room. She is also teaching her children about Him.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray that Kantha and other Hindu background believers will be able to demonstrate love and commitment to family members in such a way that Christ will be glorified. Pray that many Hindus, along with members of every tribe, tongue and nation, will join Christ followers around the throne of God at the ultimate satsang.-KC
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