Daily Topic for February 11, 2017

Isaiah 11:1-3, NET
A shoot will grow out of Jesse’s root stock, a bud will sprout from his roots. The Lord’s spirit will rest on him--a spirit that gives extraordinary wisdom, a spirit that provides the ability to execute plans, a spirit that produces absolute loyalty to the Lord. He will take delight in obeying the Lord. He will not judge by mere appearances, or make decisions on the basis of hearsay.

Pray that the Hausa people will soon recognize and obey their Savior, Jesus Christ.

Hausa People in Ghana

by Bianca Ontiveros

(This story is intended to illustrate the lifestyle of this people group.)
Assibi lifted her head and noticed the dust covering her hands from today’s work. She glances at her children, not much younger in age than she is. Assibi rises to her feet, one hand on her achy back from the long day. That day she had cared for her children and sold textiles at the market. The house was now in order, and dinner was ready when her husband came home. She wonders if her children will repeat this difficult cycle. She questions if her sons will be ashamed to be Hausa, or if her daughters will be married young like she was.
It has been 500 years since her people first settled in Ghana, and many do not consider Hausas to be Ghanaians. During the 15th century, Hausa tradesmen migrated to Ghana from “Hausaland,” overlapping Nigeria and Niger. Eventually establishing lives in Ghana, they married local women and held on to their culture and beliefs.
According to the Joshua Project, 100 percent of the Hausa people are Muslim, though many believe in traditional rituals.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray that the Hausa may find their true identity in Christ. Pray that women and girls will receive education, equality, and dignity. Ask the Holy Spirit to start a church planting movement among the Hausa peoples.

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