Daily Topic for January 22, 2017

Acts 5:41, NET
So they left the council rejoicing because they had been considered worthy to suffer dishonor for the sake of the name.

Pray for those who suffer for Christ’s name in Africa today to rejoice and consider it to be an honor. Pray that non-believers will be astounded by their dedication to righteousness.

Malakote and Orma Work in Kenya

by KH

1 Corinthians 6:20, NET. For you were bought at a price. Therefore glorify God with your body.
Paul Kamuri of Garissa Ministry is a man with a price on his head, and a vision burning in his spirit! He said, “In 2011 I saw myself in a vision among the poor and oppressed communities living in unfavorable climatic conditions.”
His vision is to reach out with God’s love by church planting and creating community projects to improve the lives of these least reached peoples. This would involve increasing literacy and propagating the gospel.
The 45,000 Malakote (a.k.a. Wailwana) people are over 99.99 percent Muslim, but they also practice traditional religion and ancestor worship. They are known for openly practicing witchcraft, and attribute their prowess in this evil practice to their success in not allowing the gospel to enter their land. This is one of Paul Kamuri’s mission fields.
His second mission field is among the 60,000 Muslim Orma people. They believe in a creator associated with the sky. They are resistant to the gospel, suspicious of strangers, fear change, and persecute anyone who looks to Jesus instead of their traditional beliefs.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray that the Lord will grant lasting fruit as Paul Kamuri labors among these lost people. Pray against traditional and Islamic strongholds that keep them away from Christ. Pray for the completion of Scripture translations in Orma and Malakote languages. Pray for spiritual growth and protection for new believers among these two people groups.

Next day: South Omo for Christ

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