Flowering stones, have you heard of them? I am not talking about a new craft or music group. At Bible study this week, I learned about a fascinating succulent called the Lithops. It is also known as mimicry plant, pebble plant or living stones. It is found naturally in the desserts of South Africa. These tiny plants only stand about one inch high and have no stem. Most of the plant is underground. Usually, they have just two oval leaves that are side by side with a cleft in the center resembling a hoof. This plant can withstand extreme draught conditions and flowers once a year.
Until this week, I didn’t know about Lithops. Someone had to tell me. The teacher didn’t tell me all the details about this plant. She only told me enough to peak my interest. I had the opportunity to sit in a class with a teacher who spoke my language. This makes me think of the Baga people in Guinea, West Africa. Ryan and Cathren Hundertmark are prayerfully preparing to go. Also the Mouk church in Papua New Guinea is preparing to send missionaries to the Anem people group. Josiah and Rachel Van der Decker are partnering with the Mouk people to reach the Anem. We praise God that these people groups will soon hear about Jesus in their own language, but there are billions more who have no opportunity to hear. Please pray that God will send someone to tell them.