Daily Topic for May 05, 2017

Revelation 22:17, NKJV
And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.

Pray that many will heed the Lord’s call to come to the water and drink!

Soninke Muslims in New York City (NYC)

by JBS, guest writer from Global Gates

Walking the streets of South Bronx, one hears the many sounds of the city: sirens, music, and even helicopters. At certain times of the day, one hears another sound join the chorus: an Arabic call to prayer. As Arabic booms from a loud speaker inside a storefront mosque, West African Soninke men close up their clothing stores, grocery markets, and electronic shops and make their way towards the mosque, chatting in Soninke along the way.
The Soninke are an unreached people group from West African countries such as Mali, Senegal, Gambia, and Mauritania. They are well over two million strong in their homeland with a Muslim population of around 99 percent. Over 5,000 of them live in New York City (NYC). Many of them immigrate to New York for work as they support families and businesses in their home countries. The Soninke place a high value on money and focus much of their time working and traveling for economic gain.
The Soninke are proud of their Muslim heritage. To be Soninke is to be Muslim. Even after immigrating to America, they hold tightly to their heritage. Many have never heard the gospel, and most have no real relationships with Christians.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray that followers of Christ will befriend the Soninke people in NYC. Pray that the Soninke people will see that neither money nor religion brings true peace, but only the saving power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.


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