Daily Topic for January 12, 2018

2 Chronicles 14:11b, NET
Help us, O Lord our God, for we rely on you and have marched on your behalf against this huge army. O Lord our God, don’t let men prevail against you!

Pray for God to act on behalf of the Gujaratis to protect them from dangerous criminals. Ask God to give them the chance to take refuge in the Lord.

Gujaratis in Mozambique and Madagascar

by CMW

Hanif, a Gujarati merchant, migrated as a young man to Saudi Arabia. But after 24 years, he moved with his wife and daughter to Mozambique, where he opened a provision store. His dream of success in Africa was cut short six years later when assailants entered his house, snatched two cell phones and a laptop from his wife and daughter, then fatally shot Hanif. This was, unfortunately, not an isolated incident, but part of a spate of attacks on Gujarati immigrants.
Many Gujarati merchants and their families live in Mozambique and Madagascar. Endowed with savvy business skills and dedicated to financial success, they flourish wherever they transplant themselves. The Bible is available in Gujarati, but the people need to meet believers who can live out a different definition of success.

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Ask God to humble these Hindu and Muslim businessmen to see their need for repentance and salvation so that they might spread the gospel to their families. Ask for strength, protection, and boldness for the handful of Gujarati believers in the face of rejection by their communities. Pray for a seminar in Madagascar that plans to bring together people interested in ministering to Gujaratis. Pray for a Christian agency that organizes sports and English language clubs for youths.

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