So this morning we are in Toraja, the area of our "Christian" people here in South Sulawesi and it is so weird because it is soooo quiet. For the 1st time in 27 days, I've got up to pray and not heard multiple mosques sounding the call to prayer. I reminds me though of the silence the church has towards muslims in the world. We either fear them, or we think they aren't worthy to hear the gospel. The Toraja People have two UPG that boarder their land. The interesting thing is EVERY Christian Tribe has at least one UPG that boarders their land. The Torajan people are very focused on their death. They spend 100's of thousands of dollars to bury a loved one. Lets pray that the silence toward islam and sharing the good news will be broke! Lets pray that Christians will give up their obsession of Death and start being about life everlasting. The over 9 million UPG people of South Sulawesi is counting on it.
We are traveling across the U.S. in June and July '17. We will be in training in Springfield MO at the AGWM headquarters in June. We will be traveling on to the East Coast holding services along the way. Please pray for safety while we travel and divine appointments as we reconnect with friends and make new friends. We hope to return to California the end of July.
This morning let us pray for the Laiyola people. I don't know much about the Laiyola people except they are from South Sulawesi, there's 1,700 people and only 1 out of every 100 is a follower of Christ. Let us pray that there will be a day that 1,700 Laiyola people will proclaim the mighy name of Jesus!
O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on the whole human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us; unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in your good time, all nations and races may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.