Senin, 17 Juli 2017

Tuareg, Air in Niger

Tuareg, Air in Niger
The Air Tuareg are primarily (not entirely) nomadic shepherds, who move their livestock from one grazing ground to another with the changing of seasons. In direct contrast to Arab custom, the Tuareg men wear veils called tidjelmousts; the women do not wear veils. To show respect, the men always cover their mouths, noses, and foreheads while in the presence of foreigners or their in-laws.
Ministry Obstacles
The nomadic lifestyle of many Turareg make it difficult to establish relationships with them, relationships generally necessary to develop trust for purposes of discipleship.
Outreach Ideas
The Tuareg have a reputation among other Muslims of being lukewarm in their faith. They incorporate animistic practices into their belief system, which may indicate some openness to other faiths. The New Testament is available, as are Gospel recordings.
Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray the believers among the Tuareg may clothe themselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.
Pray for the entire people group
Pray that each individual in the Tuareg tribe may soon hear the Gospel message in an understandable and acceptable form. Pray for the Holy Spirit to prepare each heart to understand and to receive the gift of life found in Jesus Christ.
Scripture Focus
"I will give thanks to You, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to You among the nations - Be exalted above the heavens, O God; Let Your glory be above all the earth." Psalm 57:9-11
 

People Name: Tuareg, Air
Country: Niger
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 404,000
World Population: 404,000
Language: Tamajeq, Tayart
Primary Religion: Islam
Bible: New Testament
Audio NT (FCBH): No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:

Khampa, Western in China

Khampa, Western in China
For centuries the Khampa have terrorized other Tibetans. During the 1950s they formed guerrilla groups and took over considerable territory. Many Khampa wear lucky charms, magical strings, or amulet boxes around the neck. The men are never without a weapon. The practice of brothers sharing one wife still occurs in some places. The Khampa rely on demons, ghosts, and the spirits of disembodied deities to guide their decisions. Many monks are able to call up fearsome demons, who sometimes become visible in front of them. The Western Khampa are "the epitome of an unreached people group."
Ministry Obstacles
To follow Christ within the Khampa community is likely to require overcoming fear. Fear of evil spirits, and fear of other people's reactions.
Outreach Ideas
Much focused prayer is required to set the Khampa free from darkness. Pray for the light of the Gospel of Jesus to deeply penetrate the darkness.
Pray for the followers of Christ
There may be a few followers of Jesus among the Western Khampa. They need prayer support. Pray they will grow in Christ, resting fully in his provision. Pray they learn to live in the power of His Spirit, demonstrating love, joy, peace, and all the fruit of the Spirit. Pray they will forgive one another, just as Christ forgave them.
Pray for the entire people group
Pray the Western Khampa people will be released from the bondage and fear of evil. Pray they will be fully set free by the power of Christ.
Scripture Focus
"Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the Lord your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you." Deuteronomy 31:6
 

People Name: Khampa, Western
Country: China
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 261,000
World Population: 261,000
Language: Tibetan, Khams
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Bible: None
Audio NT (FCBH): No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:

Pastor shot dead outside church in India

Pastor shot dead outside church in India

By Michael Ireland, Chief Correspondent for the ASSIST News Service (www.assistnews.net)
LUDHIANA, INDIA (ANS – July 17, 2017) -- Doctors at Dayanand Medical College & Hospital (DMC) in Ludhiana declared Pastor Sultan Masih dead on arrival after witnesses said two armed youth with their faces covered shot at Pastor Sultan from close range.
mi Pastor Sultan Masih 07 17 2017The British Pakistani Christian Association (www.britishpakistanichristians.org) said parishioners of the Temple of God Church in Salem Tabri locality of Ludhiana rushed to help Pastor Sultan Masih and tried to stem the blood loss, also driving him to the nearest hospital.
BPCA noted that Masih’s son, Rahul Masih, said his father, who was in-charge of the Temple of God Church, had been living there for the last 30 years and had no enmity with anybody.
A Police investigation is under way, however the pastor is not known to have any enemies. Local Christians believe this is a hate attack based on the increasing persecution of Christians in India.
BPCA says incidents of persecution of Christians in India has risen over the past year, pushing it up to No 15 on the 2017 Open Doors World Watch List, up from 31 four years ago.
BPCA explained that India experienced a huge escalation of attacks on its Christian minority in 2016. Attacks on Christians are led by Hindu nationalists acting largely with impunity whivh is a growing concern since the election of President Nahendra Modi in 2014. Just over 2 percent of the country’s population is Christian, and nearly 80 percent of Indians are Hindu.
In analysis of the situation Christians face in India, BPCA says that since the election of Modi, national and provincial authorities “tacitly permit persecution of a deprived Christians in India.” Religious nationalists feel empowered under Modi, who as a teenager joined Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) -- a known Hindu fascist group – “whose main aim is to turn India into a Hindu superpower and whose most revered alumni is Nathuram Godse, the fanatic who assassinated Gandhi.
BPCA went on to state that Modi's political party, Bharatiya Janata party (BJP), once called a three-day strike after alleging Pakistan’s secret services were responsible for the death of 58 Hindu pilgrims in a burning train carriage -- a claim that was unsubstantiated. The bloodiest anti-Muslim pogrom in modern history ensued in which Hindu men dragged wives and daughters onto the streets to be raped. It is estimated that between 1,000 and 2,000 people were killed and tens of thousands found themselves homeless.
According to BPCA, religious nationalists increasingly attempt to forcibly convert non-Hindus to their dominant faith, “willing to use violence at the drop of a hat, when community discrimination and non-violent oppression fail to impose their religious beliefs on minority Christians.”
The group states Christians face huge socioeconomic problems, a consequence of decades on uninhibited oppression, many coming from the lowest social class the Dalits and, as such, have always been an easy target for Hindu fundamentalists.
Responding to the killing, Wilson Chowdhry, Chairman of the BPCA, said: "This unprovoked attack on a Christian Pastor before many members of his congregation is an attack on religious freedom. It resonates with the hatred Christians face on a daily basis in a nation that is becoming increasingly polarized under Modi's government.
mi Pastor Sultan Masih was shot bt two armed youth from close range 07 17 2017"Pastor Sultan Masih's name is added to a growing list of Christian martyrs across the globe and I will be praying for succor for his family and friends,” he said in an email to ASSIST News Service (ANS) www.assistnews.net .
"Increasing attacks on Christians in India are a cause for international concern, yet since ending the 10-year diplomatic boycott of Narendra Modi in 2012, Britain has forged strong diplomatic ties with him, fermenting an unwillingness to condemn the known human rights atrocities under his regime.
Chowdhry concluded: "With nations in the west increasingly basing international diplomacy with India on financial grounds little will be done to stem increasing non-Hindu hatred. Ominously this means assassinations of innocent Christian pastors in India are set to rise."
Please sign the BPCA petition against violence toward Christians: http://www.getpetition.com/petitions/stop-persecuting-christians-in-india
Photo captions: 1) Pastor Sultan Masih (BPCA photo). 2) Pastor Masih was shot dead for simply being a Christian (BPCA photo). 3) Michael Ireland.
Michael Ireland small useAbout the Writer: Michael Ireland is a volunteer internet journalist serving as Chief Correspondent for the ASSIST News Service, as well as an Ordained Minister who has served with ASSIST Ministries and written for ANS since its beginning in 1989. He has reported for ANS from Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Israel, Jordan, China, and Russia. Please consider helping Michael cover his expenses in bringing news of the Persecuted Church, by logging-on to: https://actintl.givingfuel.com/ireland-michael
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THE EAGLES NEST DISCIPLESHIP, BIBLE AND MISSION TRAINING COURSES (PELATIHAN PEMURIDAN, PENGENALAN ALKITAB DAN MISSI)

THE EAGLES NEST
DISCIPLESHIP, BIBLE AND MISSION TRAINING COURSES
(PELATIHAN PEMURIDAN, PENGENALAN ALKITAB DAN MISSI)
PENDAHULUAN
Mengapa kita perlu mengikuti Sekolah Pemuridan & Alkitab Sarang Rajawali ? Sebab Tuhan memanggil kita semua untuk menjadi murid Kristus. Seorang murid saat ia bersekolah, ia akan mendapatkan pelajaran baru dan penerapan pengetahuan tersebut bagi kehidupannya.
Sekolah ini, merupakan salah satu pola pemuridan dan pendalaman Alkitab,
yang akan membantu para murid Kristus untuk bukan saja mendapatkan pengetahuan akan kebenaran namun juga membantu kita semua untuk menerapkannya dalam kehidupan sehari-hari.
Tujuan dari Sekolah ini, adalah menghasilkan murid-murid Kristus yang
melaksanakan Amanat Agung dan memperlebar Kerajaan Tuhan di muka bumi.
LAPORAN TERAKHIR KRISTUS PADA BAPA
Dalam Injil Yohanes pasal 17, kita dapat melihat bahwa Tuhan Yesus memberikan laporan terakhirNya pada Bapa. Ia tidak melaporkan berapa banyak mujizat yang telah terjadi, berapa banyak kesembuhan, berapa banyak yang menjadi percaya, berapa banyak orang mati bangkit, berapa banyak orang kerasukan dilepaskan namun Ia berdoa dan berbicara pada Bapa mengenai para muridNya yang menyertai Dia selama 3,5 tahun.
Saudaraku, tidak cukup kita hanya sekedar beragama Kristen bahkan meskipun sudah terlibat pelayanan sekalipun. Bila kita belum menjadi murid Kristus dan memuridkan orang lain maka kita hanya sekedar melakukan aktivitas agamawi tanpa tahu tujuan dirimu sebagai pengikut Kristus.
Kita dipanggil untuk mengenal dan mempermuliakan Dia. Saya sangat senang dengan motto pelayanan Youth With A Mission (sebuah lembaga missi terbesar di dunia) , To know Him and to make Him known (Untuk mengenal Dia dan membuat Dia dikenal).
Anda dan saya dipanggil untuk menjadi murid Kristus. Hari lepas hari seharusnya kita makin mengenal Dia dan membagikan pengenalan kita akan Dia itu pada orang lain.
KITA SEMUA DIPANGGIL DAN DIPILIH TUHAN
Di dalam Injil Yohanes 15:16, Tuhan Yesus berfirman,Bukan kamu yang memilih Aku, tetapi Akulah yang memilih kamu. Dan aku telah menetapkan kamu supaya kamu pergi dan menghasilkan buah dan buahmu itu tetap, supaya apa yang kamu minta kepada Bapa dalam namaKU, diberikanNya kepadamu.
Ingat bukan kita yang memilih Dia sebagai Tuhan dan Juruselamat kita. Tetapi Dialah yang memilih dan menetapkan kita.
Tiga pekerjaan yang Ia berikan pada kita yaitu, pergi, berbuah dan hasilkan buah yang tetap:
PERGI; pergi kemana? Pergi kemana biasanya saudara pergi sehari-hari, ke pasar, tempat bekerja, tempat kuliah, bermain, dll. Kita semua adalah utusan misi Tuhan. Kita adalah terang dan garam dunia dimanapun kita berada. (Mat 28:18-20, Mrk 16:15-20, Kis 1:8)
BERBUAH; Bila nama Yesus ditinggikan dalam hidup kita maka akan ada suatu magnet yang akan menarik orang bermasalah dan berdosa datang pada kita (Yoh 12:32). Saat anda mulai menerapkan kebenaran Firman Tuhan dalam kehidupan sehari-hari, maka akan terjadi perubahan yang dasyat dalam hidup anda. Dan perubahan itu akan menjadi suatu daya tarik, ada buah roh yang timbul dalam hidup anda (Gal 5:22-23)
MENGHASILKAN BUAH YANG TETAP; Setelah kita mengalami Kristus dalam
kehidupan sehari-hari maka kita perlu berdoa dan meminta pada Tuhan jiwa-jiwa baru untuk kita muridkan. Pemuridan merupakan tempat dimana kita belajar untuk menjadi serupa dengan Kristus.
Bagi anda yang pada hari ini memutuskan untuk bertumbuh bersama kami sebagai murid Kristus, kami ucapkan welcome to join the family. Kami ada untuk bertumbuh bersama-sama dengan anda di dalam Tuhan.
Salam dan kasih,
Pr. Dave dan Novie Broos

Arain (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan

Arain (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan
Arains are Muslims of Arab origin who migrated to the subcontinent with Muhammad Bin Qasim and then could not go back due to the fear of persecution by the then rulers in Damascus. When the British wanted land developed in the Punjab after its annexation, Arain were brought in to cultivate lands around the cities. The Arain were favored for their "hard work, frugality and sense of discipline".
Ministry Obstacles
The Arain are likely to not understand the full nature of Isa (Jesus), that He is deity, God's Son. Pray for an enlightened understanding.
Outreach Ideas
Bridges of friendship and trust must be established by Christians.
Pray for the followers of Christ
There may be no followers of Christ today among this large community. But pray for those that will soon come to Christ. Pray they will place their faith fully in his finished work, and will follow him with dedication.
Pray for the entire people group
Pray for the Arain community to increasingly desire to know more about Isa (Jesus) as he is referred to in the Koran, and that God will satisfy that desire.
Scripture Focus
"God has granted to the Gentiles [nations] also the repentance that leads to life." Acts 11:18
 

People Name: Arain (Muslim traditions)
Country: Pakistan
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 10,786,000
World Population: 10,920,000
Language: Punjabi, Western
Primary Religion: Islam
Bible: New Testament
Audio NT (FCBH): No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:

Two Israeli police killed in attack near Jerusalem holy site

Breaking News: Two Israeli police killed in attack near Jerusalem holy site

Bible teacher, Dr. David Jeremiah, issues statement condemning the attack and calling it “an act of cowardice”
Israeli soliders after Jerusalem shooting smallerJERUSALEM, ISRAEL (ANS – July 14, 2017 — Two Israeli policemen have been killed and a third wounded in a shooting attack near a sacred site in Jerusalem.
According to the BBC, they were shot today (Friday, July 14, 2017) by three Israeli Arabs close to the compound known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as Haram al-Sharif (Noble Sanctuary).
Police chased the attackers into the site and shot them dead.
The two policemen who died of their injuries in hospital were named as Advanced Staff Sergeant Major Kamil Shanan, aged 22, and Advanced Staff Sergeant Major Hail Sattawi, who was 30. They were Druze from Israel's northern Galilee region.
Pastor, Bible teacher, New York Times bestselling author and nationally syndicated TV and radio host, Dr. David Jeremiah has condemned the killings in a strongly-worded statement, sent to ANS by the KAIROS Company.
“My heart is deeply saddened by the news of today’s terror attacks at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem,” he said. “We mourn with the families of the two Israeli police officers who lost their lives to this senseless and barbaric violence. We mourn also with the city of Jerusalem, as once again terror has descended onto its ancient streets -- this time at its most holy site.
“Today’s shooting is only the most recent in a string of attacks that have killed 43 Israelis, two Americans and one British tourist in less than two years. As a Christian and as a devoted friend of Israel, I pray for a swift end to this wave of terror.
Dr. David Jeremiah“I pray also that this act of cowardice would not escalate tensions in the region even further. May God grant the city of Jerusalem, and all of Israel, peace, prosperity and security in the days ahead.”
The BBC said, “There has been a wave of stabbings, shootings and car-rammings of Israelis predominantly by Palestinians or Israeli Arabs since late 2015. Two of the previous attackers were Jordanians.”
Police say the three men who carried out Friday’s attack were aged between 19 and 29 and came from the northern Israeli city of Umm al-Fahm. Israel’s Shin Bet security agency said that they were not previously known to the security services.
The gunmen opened fire as they made their way from the Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif towards Lions’ Gate, an opening in the Old City walls about 100 feet away.
Mobile phone footage showed at least one of the attackers in a confrontation with members of the security forces in the holy site before being shot.
Heightened tensions
Tom Bateman, the BBC’s Jerusalem correspondent, said, “The Old City has often been a flashpoint in the conflict, which since the autumn of 2015 has seen an increase in violence involving attacks often carried out by lone individuals.
“But an attack with guns by multiple assailants in the vicinity of the heavily guarded holy site, a very sensitive location, is highly unusual in recent times.
“And the confirmation from Israel’s security agency that the attackers were Israeli Arab citizens of Umm Al Fahm, and not previously known to the authorities, will also cause concern about the ability of Israel to prevent such incidents.”
Two killed policemen in JerusalemBateman added, “For the Israeli government, the event has crossed ‘red lines’ and there will be fears of an increase in tensions following the severity of the attack and the rare decision to close the site.”
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said it was “a sad day in which our Druze brothers pay the heaviest price in our joint mission to protect the security of our country. I salute them and their heroism.”
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas condemned the attack in a phone call to Mr Netanyahu, the prime minister’s office said. Mr. Netanyahu has previously accused the Palestinian leader of failing to denounce such attacks.
The BBC said that in the wake of the incident, police sealed off the site to search it for weapons. It is the first time in decades that the compound, which contains the Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa Mosque, has been closed for Muslim Friday prayers, which normally draws thousands of worshippers.
The site is administered by an Islamic authority (Waqf), though Israel is in charge of security there. Police are investigating how the attackers managed to smuggle in a handgun, sub-machine gun and a knife.
The Palestinian Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Mohammad Hussein, who had urged worshippers to defy the closure, was detained by police, his aides said, though Israeli officials would not comment.
Scene of police shooting in JerusalemElsewhere, a Palestinian was shot dead in clashes with Israeli forces at a refugee camp near Bethlehem also today Friday (July 14, 2017), Palestinian sources said.
Barra Hamamdeh, 21, was killed during a raid by troops on the Dheisheh camp, the Palestinian Wafa news agency reported.
‘Severe event’
The Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif is the holiest site in Judaism and third holiest in Islam and is one of the most politically sensitive sacred places in the world.
It is located in East Jerusalem, occupied by Israel since the 1967 Middle East war. Israel considers the entire city its sovereign capital, while Palestinians claim East Jerusalem as the capital of their sought-after future state.
Israel’s Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan said the attack was “a serious and severe event in which red lines were crossed,” adding that security arrangements in and around the site would be reviewed.
No group has said it was responsible, though the militant Palestinian Hamas movement, which runs the Gaza Strip, praised the attack as a “natural response to the Zionist ongoing crimes.”
Worshippers gather after Jerusalem shootingThe shooting comes weeks after an Israeli policewoman was killed in a knife and gun attack outside the Old City by three Palestinians from the occupied West Bank.
Forty-four Israelis and five foreign nationals have been killed in nearly two years of such attacks.
At least 255 Palestinians -- most of them attackers, Israel says -- have also been killed in that period, news agencies report. Others have been killed in clashes with Israeli troops.
“Israel says Palestinian incitement has fueled the attacks. The Palestinian leadership has blamed frustration rooted in decades of Israeli occupation,” the BBC stated.
Note: Dr. David Jeremiah is among the best known Christian leaders in the world. He serves as senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church in El Cajon, California and is the founder and host of Turning Point. Turning Point’s 30-minute radio program is heard on more than 2,200 stations worldwide. In 1982 Turning Point launched a television program, which conservative estimates suggest that close to 200 million homes around the world have access to Dr. Jeremiah’s Bible teaching each week. Dr. Jeremiah has written more than fifty books. His website is: www.davidjeremiah.org.
Photo captions: 1) The attackers were shot dead after being pursued into the sacred compound (BBC). 2) Dr. David Jeremiah. 2) Sgt. Maj. Hail Sattawi (left) and Sgt. Maj. Kamil Shanan died of their wounds (Israel Foreign Ministry). 4) Area of the shooting. (BBC website) 5) Worshipers held Friday prayers outside Lions’ Gate after police shut the holy site. 6) Dan Wooding outside the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem.
Dan Wooding outside the Church of the Nativity in BethlehemAbout the writer: Dan Wooding, 76, is an award-winning winning author, broadcaster and journalist who was born in Nigeria of British missionary parents, and is now living in Southern California with his wife Norma, to whom he has been married for more than 54 years. They have two sons, Andrew and Peter, and six grandchildren who all live in the UK. Dan is the founder and international director of ASSIST (Aid to Special Saints in Strategic Times) and the ASSIST News Service (ANS). He is also the author of some 45 books and has two US-based TV programs –- “Windows on the World” and “Inside Hollywood with Dan Wooding” -- which are both broadcast on the Holy Spirit Broadcasting Network (http://hsbn.tv/), and also a weekly radio show called “Front Page Radio” on the KWVE Radio Network (www.kwve.com). Dan has reported many times for ANS from Jerusalem and the West Bank.
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Selasa, 11 Juli 2017

Baori in India

Baori in India
The Baori are described as a nomadic group, and have been associated with criminal activities in the past. This community has three occupational divisions: the Kapadia, who sell old and used garments; the Magnia, who subsist by begging; and the Chatnia, who beg and eat discarded food. According to their perception, the last group is socially inferior to the other two.
Ministry Obstacles
Because of their lifestyle, it may be difficult for Christian workers to make contact with the Baori people, and establish trust.
Outreach Ideas
Christians need to feel genuine compassion and concern for these people, and not be condescending. There may be opportunities to minister to the physical and material needs of the people.
Pray for the followers of Christ
There may be no Christian believers today among the Baori community, but pray the ones that will soon come forth will be properly taught the truths of Scripture. Pray they will learn and practice the ways of Christ.
Pray for the entire people group
Pray for these poor people to be able to properly provide for their families. Pray they will make schooling for their children a priority.
Scripture Focus
"He will have compassion on the poor and needy, And the lives of the needy He will save." Psalm 72:13
 

People Name: Baori
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 376,000
World Population: 376,000
Language: Hindi
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Bible: Complete
Audio NT (FCBH): Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level: