Daily Topic for September 09, 2017

Psalms 100:4-5, NKJV
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. For the LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting, and his truth endures to all generations.

Pray that soon many from the Mangrik people will enter a place of joy and praise to the one who gives them life!

Buddhist Mangrik People

by TP

What do you do when three mission websites give contradictory data and duplicate each other? After you check other sources you discover not much available under Mangrik; but there is much under Ladakhi, their language; one source says they are Hindu while another says they are Tibetan Buddhist. There are some Muslims among them.
The 2001 Indian Census gives the Mangrik a population of 105,000 living in Jammu and Kashmir. They reside in 250 settlements. A few of them live also in China, the result of China’s annexation of part of their homeland. Except for the introduction of a highway, the annexation has little practical consequence.
They are agriculturalists and herders who live above the 15,000 foot elevation in a desert watered by snow melt. Most of the year they live indoors, farming only during the four-month summer.
Christian witness has been sporadic. There have been eighth-century Nestorian missionaries, 17th-century Portuguese Catholics, Moravians from the 19th century to the present, and Cooperative Outreach of India. There are very few followers of Christ, however, despite distribution of gospel tracts and recordings in their language.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray for good fruit from literature distribution, medical missions, and evangelism. Pray for openness to the gospel. Pray that Chinese evangelists will reach those in China and that those converts will evangelize in Jammu and Kashmir. Pray that websites will be accurate and that Global Prayer Digest writers will be led by God to needed resources.


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