Daily Topic for January 31, 2017

Acts 5:18-20, NET
They laid hands on the apostles and put them in a public jail. But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the doors of the prison, led them out, and said, “Go and stand in the temple courts and proclaim to the people all the words of this life.”

Pray for a Holy Spirit-led obedience that will give African missionaries the boldness to preach when they are called upon to do so.

Mwali Comorians

by TP

The young medical doctor and his wife had just come home on a medical furlough, grieved because he, a physician, had failed to save his son from dying of malaria. I urged him to return as a very powerful testimony to the people. He eventually returned to the Comoros, to a nation in need of physicians. Although the Comoro constitution guarantees religious freedom, that freedom does not include being free to evangelize. The Mwali Comorians are a people who blend traditional animism with Sunni Islam. Their volcanic island nation between Mozambique and Madagascar is fewer than one percent Christian, most of whom are foreigners.
Mwali is the smallest of the Comoro islands, and has a population of some 35,000. Of the peoples of the Comoro islands, the Mwalis are the poorest, with the poorest education. Mwali needs Christian educators, physicians, veterinarians, and mission efforts for prayer and evangelization. Its believers need boldness to witness. Currently there are no indigenous-language Bible resources available other than some audio resources from Global Recordings Network (GRN). Resources are available in French and Arabic, used as trade languages.

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Pray for boldness of believers and for mission agencies to focus on Mwali. Pray for translators for The JESUS Film, for Christian physicians, veterinarians, educators, and entrepreneurs. Pray also for the conversion of Comorians living abroad who can communicate the gospel back to Mwali and the other islands. Pray the people will access GRN audio resources and that Christian radio will be broadcast in Mwali Comorian.

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