Daily Topic for May 30, 2011

Romans 5:1
Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

We, unrighteous sinners, have been justified by faith through our Lord Jesus. And that justification has given us peace with the God of the universe, the Ruler and Lord of all. Yet all around us we see a world that has no peace. For example, Acehnese rebels are fighting against the Indonesian government. If Jesus Christ is the key to individual peace with God, He is certainly the key to peace in families, within countries and between countries and peoples.

Pray that the Prince of Peace will use His children to spread the good news of His peace to the Acehnese people.

Muslim Acehnese People in Houston

by WK

The Acehnese parents lined up outside the doors of a Houston school with their small children to register them to learn a language most Americans don’t know exists. There’s a long waiting list to get into these classes because Acehnese language teachers are in short supply. Acehnese is spoken in northwestern Sumatra, one of Indonesia’s major islands.

Political unrest in Sumatra has caused a steady flow of Acehnese people to flee to safer places like Houston. There is an ongoing conflict between Acehnese rebels who want independence, and the Indonesian military.

Though Christ’s ambassadors made some inroads among the Acehnese people after they suffered from a major earthquake and tsunami a couple of years ago, few have managed to continue their work because of the ongoing violence.

Almost all Acehnese are Muslims. Those who live in Houston center their lives around the mosque. There have been few efforts to share the message of Christ with the Acehnese in Houston and other parts of America. Who will begin this strategic work?

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Ask the Lord to lead a mission agency to reach out to the Acehnese in Houston. Ask God to open the hearts of the Acehnese to the message of salvation in Christ alone.

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