Daily Topic for January 10, 2018

Revelation 1:9, NET
I, John, your brother and the one who shares with you in the persecution, kingdom, and endurance that are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony about Jesus.

Pray that the Marathi speakers on the island of Mauritius will listen to the words that the Apostle John spoke 2,000 years ago. Pray that they will respond by devoting their lives to Christ.

Marathi Speakers in Mauritius

by PD

(This story is intended to illustrate attitudes of this people group.)
Himmat, a Hindu Marathi speaker in Mauritius, spoke with passion as he was interviewed after receiving the second-best actor’s award by the International Theater Institute on World Theater Day. “I am confident that the future of theater in Mauritius is bright, and we will be able to shine even on the international scene. Determined, I started writing my own scripts and created a new theater club. Over the past years, my team and I won several awards. I’m a faithful Hindu; before I write or act I always give offerings to Ganesh, the lord of obstacles. When I get stuck in my writing, Ganesh clears the way.”
Although the 17,000 Hindu Marathas comprise a minority group in Mauritius they have made important contributions to the economic, social, political, and cultural development of the country. Their achievements in the areas of drama, theater, and movie production are known widely.
They are devoted Hindus who faithfully celebrate all the festivals to Hindu gods like Ganesh, Shiva, Durga, and Brahma. They are not open to the gospel and reject any influence that they feel will interfere with their lives. Hindus who put their faith in Jesus are often rejected and persecuted by those who are closest to them such as friends and family members.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray that the Marathi speakers will have their eyes open to the truth of Jesus.

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