Daily Topic for July 12, 2017

Ez 34:16, NIV
I will search for the lost and bring back the strays. I will bind up the injured and strengthen the weak, but the sleek and the strong I will destroy. I will shepherd the flock with justice.

Make this your prayer for he lost Liujia people today.

Liujia (Lee-u-jeeah) People of China

by AS

Wikipedia reports, “There are dozens of ethnic groups in Guizhou Province that are not officially recognized.” Not much is known about them, but this month we will pray for some of these ethnic groups Chinese believers recommended.
If you look diligently you’ll find 4,000 indigenous Liujia people in this province. The government classifies them as Han Chinese, but they have their own language and culture. Finishing the Task lists the Liujia as “unengaged.” This means they don’t know of any Christians among them, any missionaries seeking to reach them, or any churches adopting them. The Liujia practice Chinese folk religion, a complex mix of Buddhism, Taoism and ancestor veneration. There are no Christian resources in the Liujia language.
Many Liujia speak Mandarin Chinese, the official language of China, which is spoken by more people than any other language in the world. The Bible is translated into this language. Other resources in Mandarin include the JESUS Film, audio gospel messages from Global Recordings Network (GRN), and radio broadcasts. However, because the people feel sidelined by the Chinese, using Mandarin is not the best approach to evangelize them.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray that a team from GRN will be able to make recordings of the gospel message in the heart language of the Liujia people.  Ask the Lord of the harvest to thrust forth laborers to the Liujia so they can begin the process of making disciples of Christ among them.

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