Daily Topic for January 15, 2018

Isaiah 42:16, NLT
I will lead blind Israel down a new path, guiding them along an unfamiliar way. I will brighten the darkness before them and smooth out the road ahead of them. Yes, I will indeed do these things; I will not forsake them.

Pray that the peoples who have been uprooted in Africa will put their hope in the God who will give them an eternal home, one that is far superior to any they could imagine.

Maore Comorians in Madagascar

by CL

(This fictional account is intended to explain the challenges facing this people group.)
“When can we go home?” the little girl whined. “We’re going home,” her mother answered wearily. It had been a long day in the market, selling produce, and now they were pushing the cart down the dirt road, toward their modest house. “No,” the girl argued. “Home to the Comoros.” Her mother stopped and just stood there. She looked at her daughter and sighed. “Madagascar is our home now,” she said with resignation in her voice. “But what about grandmother and grandfather? When will we see them?” The mother shrugged and continued pushing the cart. “I don’t know, honey. I don’t know.”
While the Comorian people living in diaspora are not refugees of war or political oppression, they are victims of a failing economy. The Comoros simply cannot support them. Approximately 5,100 have sought financial refuge in nearby Madagascar.
Like many of the other residents of Madagascar, the Comorian people are Muslim, but mix in a liberal amount of folk religious elements. They believe in and practice the use of charms, magic, trances, and curses.

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Pray for mission agencies to seize this opportunity to share the gospel message with Maore Comorians outside of their highly restrictive homeland. Pray for the Comorians to be delivered from the shackles of animism and Islam, and that they will be introduced to the Kingdom of God.

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