Daily Topic for April 01, 2017

Colossians 1:24-26, RSV
Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I complete what is lacking in Christ's afflictions for the sake of His body, that is, the church, of which I became a minister according to the divine office which was given to me for you, to make the Word of God fully known, the mystery hidden for ages and generations but now made manifest to His saints.

Pray for the suffering harvesters in the Muslim world who are experiencing His supernatural breakthroughs in the lives of the most fanatical Muslims doing their best to kill them. Pray for harvesters to powerfully make the Word of God fully known even to the most impossible to reach Muslims. Not one is beyond the reach of Christ’s nail-pierced hands!

Biography of Olavi and Marja Vesalainen – Wycliffe Translators

by JS

Olavi Vesalainen was 19 years old and a recent college graduate when he felt God calling him to follow the great commission. Living in Finland at the time, he was impressed with Elizabeth Elliot’s book, Operation Auca, about the vision God had given her and her husband Jim Elliot to take the word of God to the remote Auca Indians in South America. Olavi thought to himself, “Everyone deserves to be able to read God’s Word in his own language.”
Olavi determined that he wanted to be involved in taking God’s Word to those who had never had an opportunity to hear it. Little did he know that his simple act of faith and commitment would consume the next 38 years of his life!
Olavi went to England for study and met an equally motivated young woman, Marja, a recent nursing graduate. As they became acquainted, they realized that God had given them both the same vision. Olavi says that when he met Marja, he knew instantly that, “She was the wife the Lord had given me.” Marja said, “I was convinced also.” Love at first sight! He proposed right away, and Marja responded, “I was ready to go anywhere,” not realizing it would be Nepal.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray for those who join Wycliffe Translators to find great joy in being part of translating God’s Word so that others can know the truth.


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