Daily Topic for July 30, 2017

Lev 26:22, NKJV
I will also send wild beasts among you, which shall rob you of your children, destroy your livestock, and make you few in number; and your highways shall be desolate.

Pray that the curse of being at the mercy of wild animals will be lifted from the Chesu people, and that they will embrace the God who created all life.

Chesu (Cheh-soo) People

by KC

Would you ever consider worshipping a panther? The Chesu people of Yunnan Province do. For centuries, panthers and other dangerous wild animals terrorized them. They have two days of festivals where participants don panther costumes and mimic the movements of these beautiful felines. Their religion involves offering sacrifices to animal spirits; the panther, the bear, and the tiger. They believe the spirits of these animals can protect their communities from harm and disease.
There have been few feeble attempts to take the gospel to these 7,000 people, but these attempts have been in Mandarin Chinese. These remote people speak their own language, and have little contact with the people who speak Mandarin, China’s trade language. As a result, there are only about 20 Chesu people who follow the lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.

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Pray for the Chesu people to seek, and find the God who created them and all they see around them. Pray for them to have thankful, joyful hearts when they hear of the Savior who came to free us from fear, sin, and death. Pray for them to learn the stories of Jesus and share them with their neighbors in culturally appropriate ways.

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