Daily Topic for January 20, 2010

Proverbs 25:25
Like cold water to a weary soul is good news from a distant land.

As mentioned in yesterday’s reading, the Sonjo people must be careful to conserve their water supply for their farms. They understand the value of good, clean water. Outsiders are taking the “water of life” to these people, and some of these outsiders are from the hostile Maasai tribe. Thank God that He moves in mysterious ways!

Pray for the Sonjo people to be receptive to Maasai pastors who are committed to bringing them the good news of Christ, the water of life.

Outreach in Tanzania

by KC

By praying today, you can help mission minded churches and pastors in Tanzania to network with one another, equip them to do research on the local unreached people groups, send, evangelize, plant churches, and make disciples.

As you read this, there are committed believers in that country that are saying, “I’m ready for outreach!” Last May, some of these people went on a medical outreach to the animistic Sonjo people. Many of the Sonjo people said that they wanted to receive Jesus, and they knew His message was truth.

One Sonjo woman was eager to accept His lordship, but her husband was reluctant at first. As often happens in the developing world, people take great risks if they make such life changing decisions without the approval of family leaders. Her husband surrendered to Jesus a couple of days later. Now the door is open to Christ in their family.

One of the traditional enemies of the Sonjo people is the Maasai tribe, a group that has had a strong church for many years. Within the last two years, two Maasai pastors committed to taking the gospel to the Sonjos.

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Pray for pastors Elijah and Robert to have God’s anointing in this effort. Pray for God to empower and protect Tanzanian missionaries, and give them the tenacity to fulfill their tasks. Pray for the Holy Spirit to move in the hearts of Sonjo elders so that they will accept Christ’s ways for their people.

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