Daily Topic for May 20, 2017

I Peter 3:3-4 (RSV)
Let not yours be the outward adorning with braiding of hair, decoration of gold, and wearing of robes. But let it be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable jewel of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious.

Miss America contests are won by a disproportionate number of born-again women with the life of Jesus radiating out of them. Hair-dos, makeup, clothes, and jewelry help, but a woman lit up by Jesus will remain beautiful.

Pray for God to even use beauty contests to spread His fame to the unreached of the world.

Tibetans in Madison, WI

by WK

“I really am Miss Tibet, even though I’ve never been to Tibet,” said Tenzing, an Asian beauty in her early 20s. Tenzing’s Tibetan parents settled in Madison, Wisconsin after spending years in exile in India. They were among the first 1,000 Tibetans granted political asylum in the United States in 1990. She was Miss Tibetan in 2013.
Tibet was an independent country until the Chinese invaded during the early 1950s. Mao Zedong harshly repressed any Tibetans who pushed for the restoration of freedom from China in Tibet. Political persecution forced thousands of Tibetans to flee to neighboring India. These exiles consider their fellow countryman, the Dalai Lama, to be their king and leader.
Some Tibetans have found refuge in other parts of the world like the United States, where there is a great deal of sympathy for their plight. As more refugees come to the US seeking asylum, newcomers are being settled in smaller cities such as Madison rather than the larger cities.
Tibetans blend their form of Buddhism with bon, an ancient shamanistic religion. There are very few followers of Jesus Christ among them.

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Ask God to break the hold that Buddhism and bon has on Tibetans in America. Pray that this people group will come to see Jesus as the true source of freedom from sin and death. Ask God to raise up faithful workers to take the message of salvation to the Tibetans in America.

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