Daily Topic for February 16, 2017

Isaiah 61:6-8, NIV
And you will be called priests of the Lord, you will be named ministers of our God. You will feed on the wealth of nations, and in their riches you will boast. Instead of your shame you will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace you will rejoice in your inheritance. And so you will inherit a double portion in your land and everlasting joy will be yours. For I, the Lord, love justice. I hate robbery and wrongdoing. In my faithfulness I will reward my people and make an everlasting covenant with them.

Pray for the blessings of this verse to reach the Ligbi people. Pray that the Ligbi people will trade their tragic lives for new life in Christ.

Ligbi Banda People of Ghana

by KC

(This story illustrates truths about this people group.)
Carissa was babbling frantically as she ran into her hut holding her woozy nine-month-old son. She put him on a cot. Her aging mother-in-law sat nearby frowning at Carissa. “What is wrong with my grandson?” she demanded. Carissa mumbled something about tsetse flies, which set the old woman off even more. “How many times have I told you all the children need magic charms to protect them from danger? That boy might die because you were careless!”
This Ligbi Banda family is actually Muslim, though they believe that the spirit world can harm them in many ways. Amulets and charms are what they use in defense. They have many enemies in the world of nature; their homeland is awash with mosquitoes, tsetse flies, and blackflies that carry diseases like malaria, yellow fever, sleeping sickness, and river blindness.
Jesus tells us in John 10:10 that Satan comes to steal, kill and destroy. He is very active in causing misery among this people group of 21,000 in western Ghana. Satan also keeps these Muslims confused with at least five different Islamic sects, none of which can save them.

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Pray that the Ligbi Banda people will soon find the way to the only Savior, Jesus Christ. Pray for missionaries to help them exterminate disease-carrying insects


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