Daily Topic for June 19, 2011

1 Timothy 2:5-6b
For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom for all people.

There is only one mediator between God and mankind, the man Jesus Christ. He is calling many of His followers to introduce the lost to the mediator! The Mel, the Kroal, the T’moan, and other Pearic tribes still need to meet this mediator. But someone needs to be willing to go.

Pray for willing vessels to go and introduce the Mel tribe to Jesus, the only mediator between God and man.

The Mel People, A Pearic Tribe

by CL

The Khmer businessman looked the cow over carefully. After deeming it worthy of his investment, he asked the tribesman how much he wanted for the animal. The tribesman stared blankly at him before turning to the Mel man standing beside him. The Mel translated the question, listened to the answer, and then told the businessman the price. At that point the bargaining began in earnest. The Mel man acted as a go-between until they came to an agreement.

This is precisely where the Mel people find themselves today: in between two cultures. Even as the 3000 people in this group are being assimilated into Khmer society, they continue to act as representatives for the more remote Pearic tribes such as the Kroal and T’moan, helping them to buy and sell livestock and goods.

Although historically animistic, the Mel have now adopted Buddhism, as their lives have been increasingly impacted by modern culture. Perhaps, if the Mel could hear about Jesus, they would turn their lives over to Him. They could continue to act as mediators between the more remote animistic Pearic tribes of Cambodia and the Buddhist Khmer peoples; and, perhaps, they could be the key to drawing members of both peoples into a relationship with Christ.

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Pray for the salvation of members of this small, but strategically located tribe. Ask the Lord to use them to bring reconciliation between the people groups of Cambodia and their Creator.

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