Daily Topic for May 02, 2017

Jonah 4:11, NKJV
And should I not pity Nineveh, that great city, in which are more than 120,000 persons who cannot discern between their right hand and their left--and much livestock?”

Meditate on how what God said to Jonah applies to believers today when we consider violent people groups who are spiritually lost.

Missionary Biography—Chris and Nichole Clayman of Global Gates

by David Garrison, guest writer from Global Gates

Chris Clayman was a missionary among an unreached Muslim people group called the Wassoulou in Mali. Though the Wassoulou had never known a Christian among their people, they welcomed Chris and listened as he shared Bible stories. After repeated bouts of malaria Chris was forced to leave Africa and was told he could not return.
Back in America Chris and his wife Nicole longed for ministry among African Muslims. One day Chris received an invitation from missionaries in New York. “There are many West African Muslims here,” they were told. On the streets of Harlem Chris and Nicole were greeted by African Muslims who were delighted by the Texans who spoke their language.
These Muslims introduced Chris to a local Wassoulou man who told Chris his story. He said, “Twenty-three years ago I had recurring dreams of Isa al-Masih, and I gave my life to Him as my Savior. After villagers tried to poison me, a neighboring Christian helped me get a visa to the US. Ever since then I have asked God to send someone to help me reach my people. You are the answer to that prayer.”
The Claymans moved into Harlem and began their Global Gates ministry. Today there are more than 100 Wassoulou believers. Through these believers, Chris said, “We have seen the first Wassoulou churches in America, and the first ever Wassoulou church planted in Mali.”

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray that efforts to reach the unreached in American cities will spread back to the old countries.

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