Daily Topic for July 29, 2017

Eph 5:18, NIV
Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit,...

Make this your prayer for the Alu people, who have allowed alcohol to keep them from the clarity of thought it would take to accept the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Alu (Ah-luoh) People

by KC

Lok was starting to feel the effects of the whiskey as he watched the other members of his village staggering, falling, and vomiting. It was festival time, and this was the way to celebrate. It was Lok’s first time drinking whiskey. He had seen gentle people become violent, and mean people become friendly when they drank the stinking liquid.
The next morning, the high sun woke Lok, and he began to experience his first hangover. He closed his eyes tightly and put the palm of his hand over his forehead in a vain attempt to make the headache go away. He had already seen an uncle die from a liver disorder, and his aunt had fallen over a cliff while drunk. As an eight-year-old, Lok had no idea that not everyone lived like this.
The Alu people have allowed alcohol to shorten their lifespan. They live in a remote part of Yunnan Province where most people don’t even speak Mandarin Chinese. They live very modestly in packed-dirt three-room homes. Two of the rooms are for sleeping and cooking. The main room is used for eating, general living, and worshipping the spirits.

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Pray that the Alu people will wake up from their spiritual stupor and flee to the One who offers life to the full. Pray that soon they will replace their worship of spirits with the joyful singing of praises to Jesus in their own language. Pray for them to share the story of His glory through music and drama.

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