Daily Topic for February 19, 2017

Isaiah 17:7-8, NET
At that time men will trust in their Creator; they will depend on the Holy One of Israel. They will no longer trust in the altars their hands made, or depend on the Asherah poles and incense altars their fingers made.

Pray for the Nanumba people to soon put all their trust in their Creator, and cast out whatever idols have hindered them.

Nanumba People of Ghana

by Gordon Oaks

The Guinea Fowl War in 1995 started as a dispute over a bird in a market. The conflict was between a man from the Nanumba tribe and a man from the Konkomba tribe. As the personal conflict morphed into a tribal one it resulted in the deaths of 1,000 to 2,000 people, the displacement of 150,000 people, villages burned, and farms destroyed. In situations where there is poverty and weak government, people fall back into tribalism, especially when underdeveloped areas are forced to rapidly enter the 21st century. Fortunately, these kinds of disputes are relatively rare in Ghana.
The Nanumba people are mainly farmers. Weaving and carving provide items for trade that help to increase their meager agricultural earnings. Clan elders exercise moral authority over their local communities.
The majority of the 65,000 Nanumba people are animistic, involving idol and ancestor worship. They believe that the creator is unapproachable, so they look to local spirits for their daily needs. The Nanumba people need additional missionaries and medical teams. They do not have a system for pure drinking water, which results in bone diseases.

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Pray that God will use His children to help the Nanumba people take care of their medical needs. Pray that God will use Nanumba believers and missionaries to share the kingdom of God with their own people. Pray that the Holy Spirit will prepare the hearts of the Nanumba people so that they can know that He is approachable. Pray for a strong church planting movement.

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