Daily Topic for June 20, 2017

Rom. 3:25, NIV
God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of His blood--to be received by faith. He did this to demonstrate his righteousness, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished...

Pray for the Alak people to embrace this sacrifice from God’s only son.

Alak People

by PE

(This story is intended to illustrate truths about the lives of this people group.)
The shaman squatted over the boiled chicken and examined the liver and folds of the stomach. He raised himself slowly as the numerous village elders, all women, surrounded him awaiting his diagnosis. “You have offended the god of the harvest. Your rice harvest will be poor unless you sacrifice a white buffalo.” The clan of the buffalo began to weep as their namesake was sacred to them just as the pig is sacred to the clan of the pig.
Most of these 17,000 matriarchal Alak people live in southern Laos. They rarely see people from outside of their villages. Only the inhabitants of one village occasionally sees tourists arriving on elephants to gaze at them and peer at their houses built on stilts. Most Alaks work on coffee, rubber, or banana plantations. It is thought that there are about 10 believers among the 17,000 animistic Alak people. However, there are gospel recordings in each of the five existing dialects, which could be a great help to any believer who is called to evangelize these people.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray for these recordings to find their way into the Alak homes. Pray for the Holy Spirit to send the winds of revival to sweep through the Alak community. Pray that He calls believers to live among them and help to birth a vibrant, victorious church as they learn to thank Him for making the final sacrifice.

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