Daily Topic for February 13, 2018

1 Timothy 1:1, NET
From Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the command of God our savior and of Christ Jesus our hope, to Timothy, my genuine child in the faith. Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord!

Pray that Gurmanche fathers will encounter the risen Christ, and begin to disciple their sons in such a way that these boys will be a blessing to the nations.

Gurmanche Fulani People

by BK

Semi-nomadic herdsmen, the Gurmanche Fulani are a large people group living in western and central Africa. Possessing lighter skin, straighter hair and noses, and thinner lips than other African peoples, some believe the Gurmanche and other Fulbe peoples have a Caucasian origin. They are highly dignified, and they take great pride in what makes them a distinctive people.
Like other semi-nomadic peoples, the Gurmanche stay in place during the wet months, and travel with their herds during the dry months in search of water and grazing land. The women take charge of preparing the evening meals, often a millet porridge. Milking the cattle and making butter are other important chores. Interestingly, clothing the family falls to the man, allowing him to develop and express his own style. Children do not wear much clothing until they are able to sew for themselves.
When a son turns 15, he passes his work on and takes on the role of a supervisor. The Gurmanche are of the opinion that having others work for you moves you into a higher social status. Thus, they are not well known for being hard workers. They also believe that fear is a weakness, and is the root of mental illness.

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Pray that the Gurmanche people would encounter the wonder of the gospel, and that they would be impressed by the servant heart of Jesus and his bravery in going to the cross. Pray for many to be discipled into the ways of Jesus Christ.

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