Daily Topic for July 11, 2017

Rom 8:39, NKJV
... nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Pray that the Youmai people, who seek to give blessings to their neighbors, will also seek to receive the blessings of the King of kings.

Youmai (You-my) People

by PD

(This story is intended to illustrate aspects of the culture of this people group.)
With a huge smile, Yun, a Youmai grandmother, was showing her granddaughter Ya how to make dumplings for the upcoming New Year (Spring Festival). “Remember, Ya, we need to make many dumplings because this year our village has invited all the other Youmai villages to celebrate with us.”
Ya asked, “tell me about the stuffing for the dumplings.” “The cabbage means you are expressing a blessing for a long life with love and happiness. Fish means you are extending a wish that the person will have great wealth. Mushrooms means you are extending wishes for a healthy life. Every stuffing is an important way to show how much you want to wish someone a happy and lucky New Year.” Ya said, “I’m going to make one big dumpling with everything in it just for you, grandma!” Yun smiled and replied, “What a beautiful thing for you to say! May you always be as sweet as this candy!” Then she placed a candy wrapped in red paper in the girl’s hand.
There are only about 2,000 Youmai people living in small villages in Guizhou Province. Youmai still continue with their traditions of worshipping their ancestors and the spirits. There are no followers of Christ among these people.

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Pray that soon they will know the greatest happiness is found in knowing Jesus as their savior and lord. Pray that they will see Jesus as their ultimate ancestor, and pray only to him.

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