Daily Topic for July 14, 2017

Rom 10:14, NET
How are they to call on one they have not believed in? And how are they to believe in one they have not heard of? And how are they to hear without someone preaching to them?

As far as we know, most of the Rao people of southwestern China have never known a true believer in Jesus Christ. Pray the Lord sends workers to the Rao villages of Guizhou Province so that the Rao people may have the opportunity to hear the gospel and be saved.

Rao (Raow) People

by DK

Where would you be today if you had never heard of the gospel of Jesus Christ? Jesus said in John 8:12b (NIV), “I am the light of the world. Whoever who follows Me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” We would be stumbling in darkness just as the Rao people are presently doing.
The Rao live in small to medium sized villages. The inhabitants of each village have the same family name, and they marry within their clan. They are hard-working small farmers.
The animistic spiritual beliefs of the Rao were suppressed by the Chinese government during the late 1960s. Today the Rao are given more freedom to practice their ethnic religion. They hold a festival every November that enhances their cultural identity.
Guizhou Province, home of the Rao people, has the fewest medical workers per capita than any Chinese province. Even by Chinese standards, the Rao have a low standard of living.

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Pray the Lord would send Christian medical workers to help the Rao. Pray that Christian business people will be led to live with the Rao and help them economically. The New Testament is available in the Rao language; pray the Lord uses the New Testament to bring many Rao to himself.  Pray that God uses oral ministries to allow the many Rao who cannot read to hear and respond to the gospel. Pray a growing, Bible believing church is planted in each Rao village.


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