Daily Topic for September 01, 2017

John 14:17, KJV
Even the Spirit of truth; Whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

Remember in Isaiah 9:6 the baby Jesus was given the four names of God, including Wonderful Counselor? Well, here is the Holy Spirit walking the earth in the person of Jesus, “for He dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.” Pray for all Ladakhi peoples to recognize God’s Holy Spirit in the person of his messengers and desire his Holy Spirit to live in them.

Moravian Mission Work in Ladakh

by KC

In the early 1850s two Catholic missionaries were killed while trying to get into Tibet. It became clear that any Christian workers would face hardships or even death if they tried to establish a work in this solidly Buddhist part of the world. Moravian missionaries knew that they could pay with their lives for serving Christ, but they proceeded to do so anyway.
In 1855 Moravian missionaries Eduard Pagell and August Wilhelm Heyde began an exploratory tour of Tibet. They were not welcome in Leh, Ladakh. After crossing mountain passes of between 13,000-17,000 feet, village headmen told them to leave.
They left and founded a mission station as near as possible to Chinese-controlled Tibet. This solitary outpost was at 10,000 feet, which was much easier for Europeans to physically adapt to than the higher elevations of other parts of Tibet.
In 1857 the two missionaries welcomed the arrival of their leader, Heinrich August Jaeschke, who later devoted his efforts to developing Christian literature and Bible translations in Tibetan. Perhaps, even more welcome were brides that arrived for the three missionaries in 1859.
One of the first obstacles these Moravian missionaries faced was indifference. Tibetans would either ignore their preaching or view them as entertainers. It was very difficult for Tibetans to think that Christians took their sins seriously because they killed livestock to eat meat.

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Pray for the Tibetan peoples in Ladakh to understand Christ’s view of sin and recognize that they cannot be forgiven from their sins apart from Him.


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