Daily Topic for July 09, 2017

1 Cor 4:17, NKJV
For this reason I have sent Timothy to you, who is my beloved and faithful son in the Lord, who will remind you of my ways in Christ, as I teach everywhere in every church.

Pray for the Lord to raise up someone to take the complete gospel to the Changpao people of China.

Changpao (Chung-paow) People

by PD

“This is hard to believe!” Su Yang, a Chinese believer was reading a Joshua Project profile on the Changpao people to a friend at church. She continued, “The Changpao people do not have any Bible translations, JESUS Film, gospel recordings, radio Bible Broadcasts, or even anyone to tell them about God’s word!”
Her friend replied, “Tell me more about these people.” Su Yang said, “There are only about 6600 of them. They are similar to other peoples in Guizhou Province. The Chinese think of them as ‘Yao,’ but that term is very generic, and it refers to a group of tribes. The Changpao are determined to be different than the other peoples.”
They have faced hard times with severe poverty mainly due to their inability to grown crops because their region has such poor soil. They are proud, and they resist help from other people, yet many of them practice spirit and ancestor rituals. Daoist priests serve them as consultants when they face problems. The believers living in Guizhou could be God’s witnesses to the Changpao, but there are only a tiny number of them.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray that there will be Christians willing to be guided by God to reach the Changpao people. Pray that God will prepare the Changpao to be open to Christians so they will know God’s word and be willing to follow Him and know His peace, love and eternal life.

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