Daily Topic for February 22, 2011

Proverbs 29:18
“Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint; but blessed is he who keeps the law.”

Where there is no revelation of God’s law, people cast off the restraints that govern social behavior. Where God’s Word and Christ’s Church are not resident, the uninhibited forces of sin and selfishness ravage peoples and societies. But where messengers of good news have come to proclaim and demonstrate the way of love, and where men and women have congregated in believing fellowships, salt and light combat the decay and darkness.

Pray for His holiness to prevail among the Wodaabe people. Pray for Wodaabes to be drawn to His revelation, so that sin will be cast off, replaced by His holiness.

Wodaabe Fulbe People

by WK

It’s a beauty pageant in reverse! For weeks the young men of the Wodaabe tribe gather in the green grasslands of Chad. Before the big dance they paint their bodies and put on the most beautiful ornaments. For seven days they dance and jump around to the beat of drums with only short breaks between dances. On the last day the men line up and the “most beautiful” are chosen by a group of young women judges. Frequently there are casual sexual encounters at that point.

The Wodaabes are a nomadic cattle herding people group living in Benin, Togo, Nigeria, Chad, and Sudan. They claim to be Muslim, but have also clung tightly to animistic beliefs and un-Islamic social practices. The Wodaabe people will often refuse to tell a stranger their real names, for fear of giving the stranger the power to curse them.

Immorality is a problem among Wodaabe youth. AIDS may become a problem in their communities.

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Pray that God would break the hold that Islam, animism and sexual immorality have on the Wodaabe people and replace it with the “hold” of faith in Jesus Christ. Ask the Lord to give them a hunger and thirst for true righteousness that will lead them to Christ.

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