Daily Topic for February 25, 2017

Isaiah 66:21-23, NIV
"And I will select some of them also to be priests and Levites,” says the Lord. “As the new heavens and the new earth that I make will endure before me,” declares the Lord, “so will your name and descendants endure. From one new moon to another and from one Sabbath to another, all mankind will come and bow down before me,” says the Lord.

Pray for the Lord to raise up new believers who hear and respond to the Word of God through these gospel recordings. Pray that many from these will be raised up as “priests and Levites” to serve the Lord throughout Africa.

Global Recordings Network (GRN) in West Africa

by Allan Starling

The Global Recordings Network (GRN) team in Nigeria has made audio gospel recordings in over 500 languages and dialects; but their work is far from done. Over 200 additional groups in Nigeria need their own recordings. GRN is also investigating many other people groups in West Africa that also need recordings.
Making recordings isn’t easy. Just getting to their location is often a challenge. Kish Bai and his team recently visited the unreached Bauchi people of Nigeria. Their location is cut off during the rainy season. The Bauchi claim they are all Muslims, but Kish found over 80 percent actually practice traditional religion. The Bauchi are split into four dialects. Kish was surprised to find they don’t understand each another, so gospel recordings must be made for each of those dialects. The team plans to return soon.
The Pangu are 99 percent Muslim. Before showing a Christian movie, Kish had to obtain permission from the district head. He reports, “Fortunately he had an open mind to the gospel and told us to report anyone who caused a problem. Only a few watched openly, but 70 percent were hiding in market stalls to watch. They were all suspicious of one another.”

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray that the Bauchi and Pangu people may soon hear the good news in their own dialects and respond with faith. Pray for safety for Kish and his GRN team as they travel to difficult places in Nigeria to record gospel messages.

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