What might it be like to live in constant fear of evil spirits and to make regular sacrifices to hopefully appease the fickle and treacherous demons of the unseen realm? This is life for the Manyuki people of Myanmar. The Manyuki are animistic, meaning that they are very spiritual but have little spiritual hope. Making sacrifices could placate the spirits or bring blessing. However, to neglect them or perform under par could easily result in curses by these same spirits.
The borders of Myanmar are closed to Christianity, and its spread is not welcome. Furthermore, attempts to persuade the Manyuki away from the placation of their own familiar spirits may prove difficult – to give attention to another God may bring misfortune!
The strength of man is powerless to restrain the Holy Spirit. Jesus can interact with the Manyuki directly through dreams and visions, and believers who operate in the miraculous can cause a powerful stir. In the natural, radio or TV stations broadcasting across the border might reach some.
"For he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill him. And when he is killed, after three days he will rise." Mark 9:31
Pray for today’s people group would comprehend that Jesus died for their sins and rose again demonstrating His power over sin and death.
Pray that Manyuki families, villages and communities would know the freedom of following the King of kings, the one who holds all authority in heaven and on earth. Pray that they would meet Jesus in dreams and visions and that they would pursue him eagerly. Pray that they would make space for a Disciple Making Movement and that they would soon have evangelistic resources.
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