Daily Topic for January 15, 2017

Acts 16:14, NET
A woman named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth from the city of Thyatira, a God-fearing woman, listened to us. The Lord opened her heart to respond to what Paul was saying.

Lydia was a perfect example of a “person of peace” who welcomed Christ-bearers. Pray for God to raise up many such persons of peace among prominent communities in Africa.

Watta People of Kenya

by Cheryl Allen, guest writer from Pasadena House of Prayer

“Peace with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” With this Scripture, God has thrust out African missionary Julius Wanjohi into the unreached field of the Watta people. 
He said, “I committed my life to Christ in the year 2010. In 2011 I knew I should become a missionary among the Muslims during a Kairos training course. In December 2011, during a Commission Conference in Kabarak University, God spoke to me to evangelize the nations. ... After attending the Voice of Truth (VOT) Program offered by Mission Campaign Network in 2014, God confirmed His calling on my life…”
Nestled near the Kilifi and Tana Rivers, the Watta people are over 99 percent Muslim. Some Watta people practice witchcraft and female “circumcision,” also known as female genital mutilation. God is calling disciples like Julius Wanjohi to help start a church planting movement and community empowerment projects to help them meet their physical needs.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray for God to empower Wanjohi and his co-workers with an abundant provision of the fruit of the Holy Spirit. Pray that the current laborers in this field would be able to learn the language and culture with ease. Pray that God would continue to thrust forth more laborers in to this field. Pray that God would open a wide, effectual door to people of peace among the Watta people so that a disciple making movement may soon come forth.

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