Daily Topic for July 05, 2017

1 Cor 4:15, NKJV
For though you might have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet you do not have many fathers; for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.

Pray for workers like Eleanor Chestnut to be thrust out to the Bugan people and others like them in southern China.

Bugan (Boo-gun) People

by PE

Eleanor Chestnut, a medical missionary, poured out her heart, soul, and life for the people of Guangxi Province in China. She operated on those who needed surgery, took skin from her own leg to close a gaping wound on an amputated leg, and spread the gospel of Jesus Christ to those around her. Because of this there are scattered churches in the area of her ministry.
Something Dr. Chestnut didn’t know was that there were nearly 3,000 hidden people close to her, so hidden they were not even discovered until 1996. They are scattered along the rivers and streams, grow rice on the sides of mountains, and are an isolated and remote population. Known as the Bugan people, they don’t recognize a specific religion in their lives. Only traces of animism and ancestor worship show up in the daily activities. The women embroider lovely clothing while the men are busy with the agriculture that sustains them.
Unengaged and unreached are the heartbreaking words used to describe the spiritual state of the Bugan people today. While their neighbors have churches where Christ is worshipped, they have none. They are hidden to most, but not to the Lord.

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Pray for God to call workers with a heart like Eleanor Chestnut, to give their all for the Master and Savior among the lost Bugan. Pray for the Holy Spirit to raise up mighty followers of Christ among them.

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