Masalit of Chad

The Masalit are often very poor, living in mud huts. Before recent fighting in Dar Fur, the Masalit were self-sufficient in subsistence farming, including raising cattle. In the fighting, their cattle have been stolen and their homes, tools, and crops have been destroyed. Recent decades of an active Arabization campaign conducted in Sudan since the 1970s has hardened ethnic identities in the area, and led to a reactionary re-identification by all the black Muslim tribes as "African." The Masalit are nominally Muslim, but they continue to direct prayers to their traditional gods of land and sky.

Ministry Obstacles
Spiritual opposition is to be expected when the name and works of Jesus are held high. Workers should be prepared for it.

Outreach Ideas
Gospel recordings are available in the language of the Masalit. Pray for workers to take the recordings to the people.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are reports of a few followers of Christ among the Masalit in Chad. They need our prayers. Pray the Lord will send someone to teach them.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray these poor people will be able to grow sufficient food for their needs, and be protected from warring tribes in the area.

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




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