Daily Topic for February 15, 2017

Isaiah 61:1-2, NIV
The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn...

Pray that the Ngbanyito Conga people will soon go out to proclaim the Savior whom this verse describes. Pray for them to be transformed and to be used by Him to transform others.

Ngbanyito Conga People of Ghana

by Diane Tolsma

Poverty may cause people to seek God; but the Ngbanyito Conga people of Ghana are very limited in how they can find out more about Him. With a literacy rate no greater than five percent, the gospel message must be presented orally both for evangelism and discipleship. Videos and recordings would be great tools, but someone needs to distribute them.
The Ngbanyito Conga people have a population of about 335,000. Only around four percent are Christians, and only about one half of one percent are evangelical. The largest religion among them is Islam with approximately 58 percent.
While the Conga people live in Ghana’s northern regions, the wealth of the country is located in the southern part of this nation. Most people of the north (like the Ngbanyito Conga people) barely make a living in subsistence farming. They live in mud brick, thatched-roof homes. Most Ngbanyito Conga children cannot go to school because they are needed to help with farm work. Their lack of schooling locks them into a cycle of poverty. Poverty remains a huge challenge for this people group that suffers from a lack of drinking water, food, and employment.

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Pray that the disadvantaged Conga tribe will soon have the opportunity to allow their children adequate education. May they soon rise above illiteracy and poverty. Pray that they will hear the gospel of Christ presented in their language and respond by dedicating their lives to Him.

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