Daily Topic for January 13, 2018

Psalm 37:1-5, RSV
Fret not yourself because of the wicked, be not envious of wrongdoers! For they will soon fade like the grass and wither like the green herb. Trust in the Lord, and do good; so you will dwell in the land, and enjoy security. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act. He will bring forth your vindication as the light, and your right as the noonday.

Pray that the North Koreans in Africa will learn that trust in the Lord is the most wonderful security they can ever experience.

North Koreans in Madagascar

by CMW

There is another Asian group living in Madagascar, and many of them came in the name of art. Since 1969, Mansudae Art Studio in Pyongyang, North Korea, has donated nationalistic statues, memorials, and monuments to 16 African countries. According to the Calvert Journal, “North Korea [exported] plans, workers, and materials to Africa completely free of charge; only since the year 2000 has the North Korean state received payment for its efforts … In the 1970s, North Korea supported Madagascar by building the presidential Iavoloha Palace and agricultural waterways free of charge. So today, Madagascar considers North Korea a close ally.” Madagascans over 60 express their respect for North Korea’s founder, Kim Il-sung, without hesitation. Even though Pyongyang long ago severed ties with the world at large, Madagascar remains home to “a legacy of North Korean arms and military support.”
Fifteen thousand North Koreans live in Madagascar. Almost all of them are non-religious and the community is considered unreached. Plentiful gospel resources are available in Korean.

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Pray that these resources will make their way into the hands and the hearts of the unsaved. Please pray that the estimated one percent who profess Christ will be emboldened to share the gospel with their non-religious neighbors. Ask God to do for the North Koreans what he has already done for South Koreans—give them faith!

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