Daily Topic for June 25, 2017

2 Cor. 1:3-4, NIV
Blessed be the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our afflictions so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

Pray the Mal people of Laos would gain the comfort and security that is only found in Jesus Christ and share that comfort with others.

Mal People of Laos

by DK

How many of you love baby girls? Most of us do. Unlike many people groups of the world, the Mal people of Laos do, too, but not just because girl babies are cute. They value girl babies more than boys because the girls stay within their original families after they marry. For many parents in the developing world, children are their only means of support after they are too old to work and must retire.
The Mal people live in villages in the mountainous section of northwestern Laos near the Thai border. They practice slash and burn agriculture to grow dry rice and vegetables. Their main commercial crop is miang, the fermented leaves of a wild tea tree which produces a mild stimulant when chewed. They marry within their village, and they often marry their first cousins.
The majority of the Mal people cannot read or write, so how can we get the gospel message to them? For centuries people have relied on oral methods of singing gospel like music and performing skits, and dramas. There are currently missionaries working with the Mal people and there may be a few hundred Mal believers among them.

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Pray that the Mal believers will be trained and have a burden for their own people and others. Pray that missionaries will be encouraged and give them God’s wisdom and energy to reach every Mal community. Pray that more Mal people would turn away from animism and ancestor worship and become vibrant believers in our savior.

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