Daily Topic for January 11, 2010

Proverbs 17:5
He who mocks the poor shows contempt for their maker; whoever gloats over disaster will not go unpunished.

In regards to material wealth, the Bushmen tribes are among the poorest on the planet. Ironically, these people can live in places where no one else could survive. Never the less, there are those who will try to take their land. Many will take advantage of them as the Bushmen adapt to a new world that they don’t understand.

Pray that God will be glorified by faithful believers who will help them adjust to the modern world.

Mosiro Bushmen

by PE

Taye squatted beside his father watching every move, for the next time they steamed the bees to take the honey it would be his job. There! - The prize is won! - Enough honey to last most of the year. Taye jumped and laughed with the men, looking forward to real honey instead of the maize they sometimes had to rely on now that other tribes were encroaching on their longstanding nomadic route.

The Mosiros are nearly the last group on the African Savanna who still make their living primarily by hunting and gathering. Taye’s mother found some roots and melons while his brother brought back a rabbit for today’s meal. It had been a while since they had camped at this point on their never-ending 25-mile circle of travels. Berries and nuts had begun to form on the vines and trees, so the next time they camp here there should be plenty to eat.

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Pray for the 5,500 Mosiro Bushmen as they adapt to the difficult and confusing times in which they find themselves. Land disputes, shortages of former dietary staples and the modernization of Africa all place tremendous pressure on these people, recognized as a remnant of Africa’s oldest cultural group. Pray that hard spiritual ground would be broken up and softened, that culturally sensitive missionaries would tell them about the Savior. Pray for the Mosiro people to be open to the love and lordship of Jesus.

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