Daily Topic for January 18, 2012

Proverbs 16:25
There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.

Today we are reading about a people group that does not have access to God’s Word, and you can see the results. Instead of looking to the One who created the heavens and the earth, they look to a shaman to manipulate the spiritual and physical forces around them. Even with access to God’s Word, it is very easy to stray from His instructions. Our ways are not always His ways, and we can easily get side-tracked. Yet we have no excuse for being led astray since we have God’s Word, the Bible. What about people groups like the Sahos that don’t have His Word? Don’t they have the right to know?

Pray that the Saho people will soon have access to God’s Word.

Saho People of Eritrea

by WK

Corn grew all around the huts of the Saho farming village in Eritrea. Chanting came from one of the huts as a shaman waved a cow horn over a sick boy in a blood cleansing ceremony. The parents watched from nearby, hoping the ceremony would heal their son. Like most Saho people they were Muslims. They turned to the shaman after their prayers to Allah went unanswered.
The Sahos live in Eritrea. They used to be nomadic herders but now most Sahos are settled farmers. They are experts at growing corn in some of Eritrea’s most fertile river valleys.
This people group has been Muslim for as long as anyone can remember. They think of Jesus Christ as a prophet and not as the Son of God who can save their souls. A few scripture portions have been translated into the Saho language, but this people group doesn’t yet have a complete Bible in their heart language.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray for faithful workers who will tell the Saho people that Jesus Christ is the true source of salvation. Ask the Lord to raise up workers to complete the job of translating the Bible into the Saho language. Pray that a mission agency would target this people group for church planting. Ask God to shield the Saho people from the drought that is currently hitting the Horn of Africa.

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