Daily Topic for February 26, 2017

John 12:47-48, NIV
If anyone hears my words but does not keep them, I do not judge that person. For I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world. There is a judge for the one who rejects me and does not accept my words; the very words I have spoken will condemn them at the last day.

Pray that God’s Word will penetrate the hearts of the Djimini people in such a way that they will have a healthy fear of Him, and a desire to do His will.

Djimini People, Wycliffe Bible Translators

by KH

Most Djimini are subsistence farmers, and each person is thought of as extended family. These excellent farmers work their fields collectively, and each family contributes to the village. Working as a group helps them stay strong.
Djimini think of themselves as one group with all of their ideas pointing in the same direction. There are no individuals, only groups: the family, the village, and the tribe. Making decisions that oppose the views of the larger community is viewed as a dangerous practice that places the individual at risk of being shunned or excommunicated. Unless the entire tribe makes a change such as converting to a different religion, no one changes. The 85,000 Muslim Djimini people are not alone in thinking this way. Most people groups do not allow individuals to make their own spiritual decisions.
Wycliffe Bible Translators is hard at work on producing a Bible in the Djimini language so that they can decide to accept or reject Christ, rather than automatically rejecting a Savior who seems foreign because the Scriptures are in a different language.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray for the Holy Spirit to work on key Djimini leaders so that they can influence others to receive Jesus when the Bible is available. Pray diligently as Wycliffe completes the final proofreading and printing process. Give praise to Almighty God that written and audio resources are available to Djimini people. Ask the Lord to raise up strong disciples and servant leaders among these blood-bought people.

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