Daily Topic for July 17, 2017

Rom 6:11, NKJV
Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Pray for the Da Hei Neisu people to become dead to sin, and alive to Christ.

Da Hei Neisu (Da-hay-Nay-soo) People

by LR

(This story illustrated aspects of this people group’s culture.)
The young man entered the room, staring fiercely at his restrained wife. Sweating profusely, the young woman moaned and twitched as she pulled her wrist, which was tied by a string to the bedpost. Behind the young man followed an older man, a shaman, decorated extravagantly and also wearing a fierce expression. The shaman would determine if this woman’s spirit needed to be called back into her body.
Hundreds of years ago, a Da Hei Neisu man with a captive would have been a typical slave owner. Commonly called Da Hei Yi (Big Black Yi) by the Chinese, they call themselves Neisu or Nasu, meaning “black people.” On the top social tier of the various Yi peoples, the Da Hei Neisu were society’s landlords and slave owners, but have since changed their ways.
About 8,500 Da Hei Neisu people live in southern China, mainly in Yunnan Province. Their language is Wusa Nasu. They are a polytheistic (meaning they worship many gods), animistic people who know nothing of Jesus and everything about the occult. They are considered completely unreached with the gospel.

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Pray that the powerful influence of the occult will be replaced with the life-giving power of Jesus Christ. Pray that the Holy Spirit will move in the lives of Chinese believers to motivate them to share the gospel with the Da Hei Neisu. Pray for a vibrant church to emerge among the Da Hei Neisu.

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