Daily Topic for February 20, 2017

Isaiah 43:12-13, NIV
“I have revealed and saved and proclaimed-- I, and not some foreign god among you. You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord, “that I am God. Yes, and from ancient days I am He. No one can deliver out of my hand. When I act, who can reverse it?”

Pray that the Koyraboro Songhai people will soon understand that the Lord is the only One worthy of their devotion. Pray that they will soon thrust out workers to the lost in West Africa.

Koyraboro Songhai People of Ghana

by Gordon Oakes

What would you do if someone gave you an important message where half of the vocabulary was foreign to you? How well would you be able to piece together the message? The Koyraboro are a subgroup of the much larger Songhai cluster of peoples, and they speak a different dialect from other Songhai peoples. Any message in a different dialect would make some sense to them, but much of it wouldn’t.
We do not know much about those who speak the Koyraboro dialect, but we do know this. They are among the least reached people groups in the world and are categorized by the Joshua Project as unengaged. They number 8,500 in Ghana, and 1,900,000 in four other countries.
Their primary language is in written form. They do not have a complete Bible, but have Bible portions, including the New Testament in their language. Audio Bible teaching is available through Global Recordings Network (GRN). The JESUS Film has been available for a few years as well as World Missionary Press booklets. This group is 98 percent Islamic and two percent Christian.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray for laborers filled with wisdom from the Holy Spirit to engage the Koyraboro Songhai people with compassion and respect as they share the gospel. Pray that the current believers will tell others in their family and work about the God they know. Pray for the protection of His faithful workers.

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