Daily Topic for April 02, 2017

Colossians 1:27, RSV
To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

All we have to give Muslims is Christ in us, and all God has to give them is Christ, the hope of glory. He is more than enough! Pray that God will move in the oceans of His glory until it engulfs the whole Muslim world. Pray that Muslims in every European country will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.

Biography, Continued

by JS

Olavi was sent to Nepal to hike and scout out the area for a potential people group without Scriptures. He felt God’s clear call to work with the Lhomi people who lived in the Arun Valley. Marja joined him and seven days after her arrival they were married by a Nepalese pastor. Marja also felt drawn to the Lhomi and was struck by their “poverty, yet kindness.”
They settled in Chepuwa Village and found a young Lhomi man, Jyabu, recently widowed, who was literate and agreed to be their translator. Jyabu was Buddhist. As he began to hear and understand the Bible stories he was working on, Jyabu began to understand Olavi’s words, “Jesus died for you, Jyabu, over 2,000 years ago.” Jyabu said, “All the sheep and goats I sacrificed did not save my wife. I want to follow Jesus.” When Jyabu told others the stories, they too wanted to believe. God was healing and working miracles among the Lhomi villagers.
One day on a high mountain pass as Olavi was taking pictures of the villages below in the Arun Valley, he audibly heard God give him three promises. “Raise your hands and bless these five villages you can see.” Then, “This project is going to succeed.” And lastly, “I am going to do it in such a way as to be an example for others.”

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray for Wycliffe translators to be encouraged as they face the long hours and years involved in translating God’s Word into a new language.


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