Daily Topic for February 12, 2017

Isaiah 51:6, NIV
Lift up your eyes to the heavens, look at the earth beneath; the heavens will vanish like smoke, the earth will wear out like a garment and its inhabitants die like flies. But my salvation will last forever, my righteousness will never fail.

Pray that the Chakali people of West Africa will understand that what matters is His eternal salvation. Pray that they will seek and find His righteousness in Christ.

Chakali People of Ghana

by KC

“Why is Chakali still spoken?” asks a linguist in an online article. Only 8,400 people speak this dying language. The Joshua Project tells us that they live in only seven villages in northwestern Ghana.
Except for speaking a language that might not survive the 21st century, the Chakali are much like other people groups in this region. They are subsistence farmers who also raise cattle. Their main crop is yams, which they often present as a gift to outsiders.
Though the Chakali people have always held to traditional animistic religion, they have a lot of contact with the nearby Muslim Wali people. In the past 20 years, many Chakali people have embraced Islam because of the influence of this Wali people group. The Chakali people have a man from the Wali people as their chief, and they might be speaking the Wali language in another 100 years.
There are few Christian resources in the Chakali language other than Global Recordings Network (GRN) materials. About three percent of the Chakali people are Christian.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray for the distribution of Chakali recordings throughout Ghana. Pray for a spiritual revival among the Chakali Christians that will give them the willingness to follow Christ with all their hearts and draw others to Him as well. Pray for a church planting movement in northwestern Ghana that will affect both the Chakali and Wali speaking peoples.


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