Daily Topic for January 16, 2010

Proverbs 24:12
Rescue those being led away to death.... If you say, 'But we knew nothing about this,' does not He who weighs the heart perceive it?

For centuries, the peoples of Tanzania were being led away to slavery, first by Muslim Arabs, and later by “Christian” Portuguese. With this kind of “ambassadors” for Christ, it’s no wonder that many of the peoples of Tanzania won’t give Christ a chance.

Pray that God will raise up believers who will be freely used of God to set the captives free from sin by introducing them to Christ. Pray specifically for Christ’s ambassadors to go to the Ngindo people.

Ngindo People

by JR

In centuries past, the peoples of Tanzania were subject to slavery and the international slave trade, due to their placement along the coast of the Indian Ocean. For many years, Tanzania was the poorest, most aid dependent country in Africa, thanks to forced relocation, government collectivization and so-called African Socialism.

Placed in the midst of these conditions, both past and present, are the Ngindo people, living in the coastal area south of the Rufiji River. Along with the poverty, the Ngindos have also dealt with malaria. A perennial malaria belt runs along the coast of Tanzania. In this area, malaria is the leading cause of death. In response to this plague, 47 health care facilities have been established in their coastal district to combat the effects. The greatest defense the Ngindo people have is the insecticide-treated net. These nets are in great demand.

There is also a serious spiritual need among the people. They are Muslim by profession, but quite often they will seek the aid of traditional animistic healers. There has been some church-planting work carried out among them, but it was stopped a couple of years ago.

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Pray that God would burden His people to start new works among the Ngindo people, especially in the area of health care. Pray that greater, more effective efforts would be carried out to combat poverty and malaria by those who want to see Christ’s Name glorified among the nations.

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