Daily Topic for August 11, 2010

Psalm 100:3
Know that the LORD is God. It is He who made us, and we are His; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

Yes, the Lord is God, our Creator and Shepherd! He provides us with what we need, and leads us to green pastures. He sends workers into the fields to spread the blessings to others who are not of His fold. The Mugali people have been exposed to missionaries who have helped them with their daily needs. Will the Mugali people understand the connection between the missionaries and the Good Shepherd who sent them?

Pray that the Mugali people will soon understand God’s goodness and love by the work of His children.

Mugali People

by P

“See how the goats go crazy when I hang up the mineral block? Some foreigners came and told us we would have healthier goats if we did this, and now our goats give us more milk and food. More of our babies are living, our children are learning to read, we have roads, and when we are sick, we can get help at the doctor’s hut.” Sabita was expressing gratitude to a visiting supervisor from the Christian United Mission to Nepal (UMN) for the help their workers had given to her people.

There are an estimated 8,100 Buddhist Mugali people living in an isolated region of Nepal where the majority of people are Hindu.

In the 1950s UMN found the Mugali’s living conditions heartbreaking. The average birthrate was eight children per family with only about two surviving. Medical help and education were almost non-existent. Lack of knowledge on farming and animal care deprived the people of basic foods. For a limited times the Nepali government allowed UMN missionaries and other believers to help the Mugali people, but they were not allowed to evangelize. Today there still are no known professing Christ followers among the Mugalis, but their lives have been changed through God’s servants who demonstrated His compassion and love.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray that Mugali people will seek to know the true God who has been shown to them through His servants.

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