Daily Topic for June 24, 2017

1 Peter 2:16, NIV
Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves.

Make this your prayer for the Katang people of Laos.

Katang People

by CMW

How does a people group lose their culture? In the case of the Katang people, it involves migrating from remote mountain dwellings to live on the plains. The Katang people are adopting the Laotian language and lifestyle.
The signs of change are big and small. For generations the longhouse was the standard shelter for the Katang people. Extended families lived together, and when a young couple married, they made additions to the house to accommodate future children. In Tumlan Village, tourists can still view a 320-foot longhouse, home to 30 families. Katang men and women used to stretch their earlobes and decorate them with bamboo rings, but no more. Both the longhouse and big bamboo earrings are becoming relics of the past.
About 100 Katang people know Jesus, but the rest of the 100,000 have little or no knowledge of him. Katang believers face great opposition from their shamans and communities, and they are afraid to abandon the spirits whom they have served for as long as they can remember.

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Ask God to bless the small Katang church with growth in numbers and spiritual depth. Pray that God will give the Katang people courage to embrace the One who is infinitely more powerful than the spirits. Pray that the Holy Spirit would convict the Katang people of sin. Pray that they would find righteousness and salvation in Christ.

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