Daily Topic for July 22, 2017

Rom 8:2, NKJV
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.

Pray that the Longjia people will soon seek and find freedom from blood sacrifices that have been paid for by Christ.

Longjia (Long-Jeeah) People

by WK

(This article is intended to describe the lifestyle of this people group).
The visitor from El Salvador watched the Longjia men surround a bull in a wooden enclosure. When the bull chased one man, another would jab it with a spear. This looked very different from what he’d seen in Latin America. The bull fight ended with the bull being killed. Then a priest entered the enclosure and chanted a prayer over the body of the dead bull. This priest represented the traditional animistic beliefs of the Longjia people.
The Longjia people group lives in China’s Guizhou and Yunnan Provinces. They worship nature spirits. Each year this people group kills a sacred bull to appease these spirits. The Longjia believe that the killing of the sacred bull will insure adequate rain and good harvests. There are no known followers of Jesus Christ among this people group, despite the fact that many of their neighbors have many followers of Jesus Christ among them.

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Ask God to raise up faithful workers who will take the message of salvation to the Longjia. The neighboring Han, Miao, and Bouyei people groups have been reached for the Lord. Ask God to lead the churches within these people groups to reach out to their Longjia neighbors and help them establish a church planting movement of their own.

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