Daily Topic for June 16, 2017

Ps. 19:1, NIV
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

Pray that the Chut people will be freed from the spirits as they give their undivided allegiance to the God who created the heavens.

Chut People

by LR

(This story is intended to illustrate truths about the lives of this people group.)
As the firelight illuminated his grandfather’s scars, the little Chut boy’s eyes widened with every detail about the tiger attack. He loved his grandfather’s true stories, but even more he loved it when the tribe gathered together to sing the folk songs. The Chut take great care to pass down tribal legends to the young generations.
The Chut are a small ethnic group living in the mountains of eastern Cambodia, sometimes spilling over into Vietnam and Laos. Locked away in inaccessible mountain villages, the Chut are difficult to reach, much less to count. However, according to estimates, possibly as many as 2,300 or as few as 800 Chut remain. Three subtribes, the Chut-Ruc, the Chut-May and the Chut-Sach, used to fight among themselves. But now they all speak a general Chut language which serves as the trade language between them. The Ruc and May subtribes remain hunter-gatherers, whereas the more advanced Sach have adopted farming.
The Chut tribes share a common belief in a Creator God. So far, though, no one in any of the Chut tribes has been reached with the story of who this creator God is. They believe that their spirit-priests have the power to communicate with a hierarchy of spirits.

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Pray that the Chut peoples will hear the gospel in a culturally-relevant manner. Ask God to send believers to tell the Chut tribes the true story of Yahweh as Creator and Savior.


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