Daily Topic for April 03, 2017

Colossians 1:28, RSV
Him we proclaim, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man mature in Christ.

We see them! Just as God sees us as the bride of His son, presented without blemish before the presence of His glory, we have the privilege of helping others to become part of the bride of Christ! What a privilege God gives all us intercessors, senders, and harvesters to share a piece of the action in the greatest enterprise ever! Thanks be to Him!

Biography, Continued

by JS

In 1976 Christian workers were forced to leave Nepal. Olavi and Marja, now with four children felt hopeless, but the Lord encouraged them to return to Kathmandu and continue their work when the opportunity came. The weather did not permit them to stay in Chepuwa Village more than a few months out of the year. Their goal was to finish the Gospels of Matthew and Mark.
Olavi said, “God gave us the faith to take the next step and the next step.” Meanwhile God’s Word and miracles were spreading like wildfire. The first Bible translations were printed in Finland and shipped to Chepuwa. The people were learning to read by using the Word of God!
The work also brought persecution. Just before Christmas, insurgents attacked the church, burning it and the Bibles. Jyabu and others were captured and threatened if they did not bow before a Buddhist book. Jyabu replied, “There is only one God, and we will only bow to Him. You can do whatever you want to us, but we will not bow down.”
Marja and Olavi have retired to Finland, but Jyabu and fellow translators have pledged to finish the translation in eight years. Olavi feels that he has seen the Lord fulfill all the promises He gave him 38 years ago.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Ask God to raise up a host of translators whose dream is to finish the task of translating His Word into the almost 2,000 languages that remain without adequate Scriptures.

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