Daily Topic for July 28, 2017

Gal 5:6, NKJV
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but faith working through love.

Pray that soon the Xuzhang Lalu people will accept God’s offer to be justified by faith in Christ alone.

Xuzhang Lalu (Sin-ing-Lah-loo) People

by KC

Giggles filled the air when the Xuzhang Lalu girls saw the white handkerchief land near Jia’s feet. Each of the four teenaged girls looked at one another, but they paid special attention to Jia’s reaction. Should she be coy and casual about picking it up? Should she let her enthusiasm show by smiling at Fang, the boy with exceptionally thick hair? Or should she let it stay on the ground? Beads of sweat were on the Fang’s forehead as his smile became more tight. Finally, she casually lifted it with a dainty gesture of her wrist. Now this 14-year-old girl had a boyfriend for the first time. For the duration of the Flower Street Festival, her singing was especially joyous, especially when Fang was nearby.
The 5,200 Xuzhang Lalu people are officially part of the generic Yi cluster, but they have their own identity, language, and customs, according to Operation China. For example, when a relative dies, a close relative will strangle a bird, go to the home of the deceased, and put the dead bird near the head of the corpse as an offering. Such beliefs are indigenous; there seems to be no indication that they have borrowed ideas from Buddhists.
There are no known believers among them, and they have no Christian resources. Someone needs to tell them that there is a better way.

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Pray that the Xuzhang Lalu people will put their faith in Jesus Christ alone. Pray for workers to go to the Xuzhang Lalu people.

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