Daily Topic for August 07, 2017

John 14:17, NKJV
... the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor has known Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.

Remember in Isaiah 9:6 the baby Jesus was given the four names of God, including wonderful counselor? Well, here is The Holy Spirit walking the earth in the person of Jesus, “for He dwells with you”, anticipating Pentecost, “and shall be in you.” Pray for the Bhand people to recognize God’s Holy Spirit in the person of His messengers and desire Him to live in them.

Bhand People

by CL

If you saw the Disney movie, “Finding Nemo,” you probably recall Nemo’s father often being asked to tell jokes. The other sea creatures in that animated story expected him to be funny because he was a clown fish.
Imagine being part of a people group that is renowned for providing entertaining comic performances. That’s the case with the Bhand (their name is Sanskrit for “jester”) who actually perform humorous dramas for Islamic holy days and other special occasions. In this role—acting, dancing, storytelling, clowning, and doing impressions—they have been likened to the court jesters of medieval Europe.
The Bhand live in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Nepal. The largest concentration, however, reside in Kashmir where they are famous for their performances known as “Bhand Pather.”
Most of the Bhand are Sunni Muslims. Though they are skilled communicators, mission groups have seldom attempted to communicate the gospel to them in written, audio, or video formats. The Bhand remain almost completely unevangelized and unreached.

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Pray for the Bhand to have the opportunity to experience the power of God’s amazing love, as expressed through His only son, Jesus. Pray for the Lord to stir the hearts of missionaries to go to the Bhand and share the gospel in creative ways. Ask the Lord to draw them into a relationship with Christ. Pray that there will soon come a day when the Lord uses the Bhand people to spread the gospel in Kashmir.


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