Daily Topic for June 05, 2017

Gal. 5:1, NIV
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.

Pray for the Tai Lue people to be set free from sin by the power of Christ.

Tai Lue People

by JS

If someone were to ask a multiple-choice question about where the Tai Lu people live, they can rightfully say this tribe lives in China’s Yunnan Province, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, and even Myanmar. There has been a Christian witness among them for a long time, starting in the 1800s with Presbyterian workers. They rode elephants in Yunnan Province, going from village to village sharing the gospel. Scriptures have even been translated into their language, but still the Tai Lue remain mostly unreached people group.
The Tai Lue are Theravada Buddhists, meaning that they believe that if they live good lives, they will be reborn into a higher social position. But, if they are wicked, they will come back as animals. Many of their customs and rites revolve around this belief system. Once a year the Tai Lue celebrate the Songkran Festival when people splash water over each other, symbolizing the cleansing of sin from the previous year and a fresh start for the new year. So, there is obviously a God-given conviction of sin in their lives, and their need to be forgiven, even if it is only for one year.

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Pray for them to hear of Jesus, the one and only Savior who can cleanse them from sin permanently, and can answer their search for a new and better life.


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