Daily Topic for January 17, 2017

Acts 6:11-12, NET
Then they secretly instigated some men to say, “We have heard this man speaking blasphemous words against Moses and God.” They incited the people, the elders, and the experts in the law; then they approached Stephen, seized him, and brought him before the council.

Pray that when people slander the servants of Christ in Somalia that it will be obvious to all that they are hearing lies. Pray for efforts to distort truth will backfire.

Missions Work Amongst Somali Muslims

by BK

Serving amongst Somali Muslims, there is a man who goes door to door sharing the gospel. This may sound unusual, and it should; the Somali Muslims are very hostile to Christianity. Doors are open, however, and professionals are welcomed, irrespective of religion.
Working as teachers, this man and his associates are able to interact with young people over the course of time, and they have seen a general curiosity about Christianity begin to rise. Many of the young Somalis realize that they have been misinformed, and they ask many questions. Even so, those who remain pre-literate also remain hostile to Christians. This man and his team have established a school that is 98 percent Somali, with only five Christians. It has a mosque and three sheikhs. This group would greatly appreciate prayers from the body of Christ as they continue their work amongst this Muslim people group.

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Pray for wisdom, courage, safety, and security as God’s servants reach out to Somali Muslims. Pray for more laborers in this harvest field. Pray for unity amongst believers on the mission field. Pray for manifestations of God’s power, and that He would pierce through the veil of Islam. Pray for the Somali to overcome the fear of denunciation that comes with turning their allegiance to Christ, and for God to strengthen the underground Somali church. Pray for believers in three locations to grow in love and to reach out to their Muslim neighbors.


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