Daily Topic for February 17, 2017

Isaiah 61:10-11, NIV
I delight greatly in the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God. For He has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of His righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. For as the soil makes the sprout come up and a garden causes seeds to grow, so the Sovereign Lord will make righteousness and praise spring up before all nations.

Pray for the Mamprusi people to seek and find the garments of salvation promised to those who are willing to become part of His holy family.

Mamprusi People of Ghana

by KC

(This story illustrates truths about this people group.)
The frown on the Mamprusi girl’s face seemed incongruous with the beautiful wedding dress she was wearing. Her mother, Jallah, told her, “Sit down. You aren’t going to your wedding with that kind of attitude.” The bride-to-be replied, “Why does Malash want me as his wife? He already has one.” Her mother took a deep sigh before replying. “Two out of three men have more than one wife among our people. Look at the bright side. You will have someone to share the work with. Our ancestors must have been right when they started doing things this way; we are among the first peoples of Ghana, and we once had a powerful empire.”
This girl will probably never get the chance to learn to read. Only about 15 percent of the Mamprusi people get the chance to read and write. Children usually have to help their parents with taking care of livestock, leaving no time for books. Such a situation makes it difficult to evangelize them without using oral tools. SIM International tells us that outreach to this animistic people started in 1940, and today they have 46 Protestant churches. However, with a population of 341,000, they are still considered unreached.

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Pray for the Lord to raise up story tellers and disciplers to reach out to the Mamprusi people. Pray that the followers of Christ among the Mamprusi people will disciple others in the ways of Jesus.

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