Daily Topic for February 09, 2018

Acts 2:22-24, NET
Men of Israel, listen to these words: Jesus the Nazarene, a man clearly attested to you by God with powerful deeds, wonders, and miraculous signs that God performed among you through him, just as you yourselves know--this man, who was handed over by the predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God, you executed by nailing him to a cross at the hands of Gentiles. But God raised him up, having released him from the pains of death, because it was not possible for him to be held in its power.

Pray for true repentance leading to action to come to the Fula Jalon people when they hear the gospel.

Fula Jalon People

by WK

(These events are hypothetical.)
Ali, a boy from the Fula Jalon people group in Nigeria, sat at a desk in a wooden school house. There was only one book on his desk and that was the Qur’an. It was the same on every other desk. Only boys sat in the classroom. Ali spoke. “Teacher, is there no knowledge outside the Qur’an?” The teacher, a middle-aged man, gaped in horror. “Ali, don’t ask such questions! Allah won’t be pleased.” Ali then asked, “Teacher, why are there no girls in school? My sister is smarter than me. She should be in school.” This time the teacher glared at Ali and hissed, “Allah has decreed that only boys deserve an education.” Ali decided not to ask any more questions.
The Fula Jalon are one of the first Fulbe people groups to realize the value of getting an education. They are more settled than most of their neighbors. The Fula Jalon are nomadic herders only during the dry season, so you can say they are semi-nomadic. They live in villages and plant crops during the wet season. Almost all members of this people group are Muslims, but Roman Catholic missionaries have won a few who now follow Jesus Christ.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Ask God to raise up many faithful workers who will teach this people group about Jesus Christ, the Lord. May the Fula Jalon followers of Christ come together to form believing fellowships that will be a witness to their Muslim neighbors.

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