Daily Topic for August 26, 2012
Dr. Ralph Winter used to note that world population stayed at the same low level for centuries, mainly because the scenario described above was so common. Instead of people being able to grow food, they were constantly fighting other people. Many died in battle, and others starved. Times of war are times when it’s very difficult for ideas (like the gospel) to spread. Times of peace, by contrast, allow God’s ambassadors to travel far and wide.
Pray that God will use this time of peace in India to send His workers to the people to show a better way to them, the way of the cross.
“Our son has returned to our village from Hyderabad!” The father put down his shovel when he saw his young adult son, Ruppel, walking down the road. Ruppel had left his village and the agrarian lifestyle that sustained most of the village to make his fortune in the wealthy city of Hyderabad. He could now tell them stories about city life, so radically different from theirs.
Ruppel was a member of the Munnuru Kapa community of the Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh. For centuries his people have been farmers, raising rice and wheat. Gone are the days of constant warfare, when their people had to defend themselves from invaders. Now their lives are fairly routine, farming and observing Hindu holidays.
The young man had many stories to tell them about city life, but the main thing he wanted to share with them was the message of hope he had heard, a message about a Savior, one seeking to reconcile people from every nation to the one true God. No longer did his family need to appease a myriad of gods and goddesses. The creator God had sent His Son, Jesus, to save them all. One of his colleagues in the city had shared this good news with him, and now he wanted to share it with his village.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray for God to prepare the hearts of the Munnuru Kapa people to understand and accept the good news of Jesus when they hear it.-JS
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