Daily Topic for June 26, 2017

Ps 103:2, NIV
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your sins, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit.

Pray that the Lord would deliver the Ta Oi of Laos from their fear of evil spirits. Pray that the Ta Oi will find the supernatural peace that comes from having all their iniquities forgiven in Christ.

Ta Oi People of Laos

by DK

When is a gift not a gift? When it is given because one has to give it in order to avoid hardship. The Ta Oi people believe evil spirits and dead souls can bring disease, poor harvests, and harm to their people if the spirits are not appeased through ceremonies and gifts. Their “gifts” to these spirits are given much like what a small shop owner would give as protection “gifts” to criminals who would otherwise harm them. They believe they must sacrifice some of their meager harvests to these spirits.
The Ta Oi of the southern highlands of Laos are one of the most demon-oppressed people in this country where most people groups live in fear of the spirit world. They frequently perform elaborate rituals to appease evil spirits and the spirits of the dead. Only a small group of Ta Oi people have become believers in Christ. The others are in bondage to spirits that come to kill, steal, and destroy.

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Ask the Holy Spirit to soften the hearts of the Ta Oi people to the word of God when they hear it. Pray that God would raise up strong churches in their midst. Pray that the Christian Tai Oi people would mature in their faith and be led to share the gospel with their neighbors. Pray for a strong disciple-making movement to emerge in every Ta Oi community and village.

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