Daily Topic for April 11, 2011

Acts 11:19-20
Now those who had been scattered…traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus and Antioch, telling the message only to Jews. Some of them, however…went to Antioch and began to speak to Greeks also.

In a similar fashion, isn’t preoccupation with “our own kind of people” the norm today? The vast majority of full-time Christian workers are ministering to those of their own culture who are already at least nominally Christians. Certainly these people need to hear the gospel clearly, as did the Jews of the first century. But how much more do peoples like the Uighurs who know only a shred of the truth deserve full-time workers among them?

Let us rededicate ourselves to the task of telling the good news of Christ’s resurrection to those unreached peoples who have yet to hear this miraculous story.

Uighur People in Paris

by PD

“Chinese President Hu’s visit to France is a good opportunity for President Sarkozy and the French government to demonstrate their commitment to human rights and express France’s concern over the Chinese government’s brutal and repressive treatment of the Uighur people,” said the President of the World Uighur Congress (WUC). To further support her, the WUC was joined by Tibetan and Chinese human rights activists, claiming that 1,800 Muslim Uighurs had been killed by the Chinese government.

On November 4, 2010, there was a peaceful march in Paris that ended at the Chinese Embassy. They spoke out against the accusations that they are terrorists. One man told a reporter, “I and many other Uighurs here in Paris have college degrees and have learned French, but companies will not hire us because of the reputation we have unfairly been given. We are hard workers who came hoping we could peacefully live and work in France. The Chinese government is not only destroying us in China, but they have spread poison about us in other places.”

In the Uighur communities in China, there are two small fellowships containing 50 Uighur followers of Christ out of a population of over nine million. Perhaps these Uighur refugees can find Christ in their new homelands.

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Pray that Christ’s followers will be effective in leading Uighurs to knowing the mercy, kindness and love that can only come from giving themselves over to the Savior.

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