Jula, Dyula of Côte d'Ivoire The Dyula live in clans, and the clan is the most important aspect of their lives. The people are fiercely loyal to their clans, defending them proudly. They express their history and devotion through the oral traditions of dance and storytelling. The Dyula have great respect for the elderly, especially if a man is an Islamic scholar. The moral principles of the Dyula are based on obedience, honesty, and dedication to their people. Such precepts are motivated by a driving sense of human dignity.
Ministry Obstacles To follow Jesus is to risk losing clan support, and family support.
Outreach Ideas Christians should care for the material and physical needs of the Jula community, earning the right to be heard as representatives of Christ.
Pray for the followers of Christ Pray for the handful of followers of Christ among the Jula people, that they will cling strongly to the truths of Scripture, resting upon the finished work of Christ. Pray they become strong enough in the faith to represent the Lord well among their own people.
Pray for the entire people group Proper sanitation and health care are lacking among the Dyula. Medical missionaries are needed to live and work among the Dyula, showing them the love of Jesus in practical ways.
Scripture Focus "Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me." Matthew 25:40