July 29 Petition Mission

“…the Gentiles, to whom I now send you, to open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God…” (Acts 26:17-18). Let’s pray today that missionaries may experience a breakthrough.

I was moved by James Gilmour’s journeys through Mongolia (1870-1890). He walked, not because he couldn’t afford a cart, but because the Mongols would listen to him better on foot. Referring to one dangerous month-long trek, he tells of visiting a priest he had met before. The fire in the hut was filling it with smoke. Gilmour pressed on him his need to trust the Savior.

Just then, a friend entered, and the priest repeated the conversation. The man said that for months he had been “a scholar” of Jesus and was ready to receive Him. The priest responded that he also was eager to do so. Gilmour wrote: “The words of the confession of Christ, from out the cloud of smoke, were inspiriting to me as if they had been spoken by an angel from the cloud of glory.”