But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ. Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith; that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, if, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead. Philippians 3:7-11
“May the Lamb receive the reward of His suffering.”
Moravian missionaries, 1700's
Nikolaus Ludwig, Reichsgraf von Zinzendorf und Pottendorf
(26 May 1700 – 9 May 1760)
by Dominico Fetti
UPG for this episode:
This episode’s UPG is: the Banjar people of Indonesia.
The Banjar people have a population of 5 million, 700 thousand and seldom move to other areas. They tend to marry and settle near their parents and relatives in Kalimantan. Most find their livelihood through farming and plantation work, trade, transport, and mining. Many Banjur also work in manual sawmills.
Our important prayer points for the Banjar are:
First – a praise that recently there has been growing interest among Indonesian churches for the Banjar.
Many have adopted them in prayer and short-term outreach.
Pray that the Scriptures could be translated for the Banjar people and for the deployment of missionary teams for each of the unengaged Banjar subgroups, which are yet untouched by any missional efforts.
Every year, 51,000 Banjar die without Christ, most of whom have never heard the Gospel during their lifetime.
Let’s work together to change that!