Daily Topic for January 13, 2017

Acts 2:40, NET
With many other words he testified and exhorted them saying, “Save yourselves from this perverse generation!”

Pray that the unreached peoples in Africa will understand that their only way to salvation is through bowing their knees to Jesus Christ.

Ilchamus People of Kenya

by LR

A loud crack like gunfire pierced the air. The Ilchamus man smiled to himself. For years, his people battled another tribe, the Pokot, living on the banks of Lake Baringo in central Kenya. In 2015, they declared a truce and together began battling a much greater enemy that threatened both tribes: extreme drought and flash floods. The sound like gunfire was his hoe hitting a rock. God had answered his church’s prayers for peace. Now they are praying for a Bible in their own language.
The 30,000 Ilchamus people are one of the smallest tribes in Kenya. Nearly 3,500 believe in Jesus and go to church! A poor people, many follow a nomadic lifestyle with no structure for traditional education. Most cannot read or write. They are expert herdsmen, fishermen, and elaborate irrigation developers. They have the JESUS Film in a related language, Samburu, and some audio portions.
But now the Seed Company has focused on the Ilchamus to translate Scriptures into their own Maa language. Soon they will have the JESUS Film in Maa! God’s Word to them would powerfully speak of the freedom in Jesus, freedom from some of their other problems. The Ilchamus battle negative traditional practices like female genital mutilation, sexual immorality, and honoring false deities. So far, the Seed Company has seven New Testament books in the translation process. They still seek project partners. Will you join them?

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray for effective discipleship and that God’s Word in Maa will pierce Ilchamus hearts.

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