Fulani, Bagirmi in Chad

Unreached of the Day  2/12/2019

Fulani, Bagirmi in Chad

The Bagirmi Fulani are semi-nomadic, mixing farming with shepherding. Although some Fulani tribes travel seasonally with their flocks, the Bagirmi have a permanent home they live in for half of the year. They only travel during the dry season, when grazing lands and water are scarce. Many of the men have multiple wives. Since cattle are a symbol of wealth among the Fulani, brides are sometimes chosen because of the amount of cattle they own. The Fulani were one of the first people groups in Africa to be converted to Islam. The Bagirmi still hold on to many old Fulani traditions. They believe that family, cattle, strong morals, beauty, poetry, singing, and dancing are the most important things in life.

Ministry Obstacles

The Fulani continue to be strongly committed to their current religion and worldview. Change is quite difficult and usually occurs slowly.

Outreach Ideas

Much persistent prayer is needed to prepare the hearts of the Fulani to hunger for truth found only in Jesus Christ. Pray the people will hunger for truth.

Pray for the followers of Christ

Pray for the handful of Christian believers among the Bagmiri Fulani, that they will rest fully on the finished work of Christ, understanding the requirements for forgiveness of sin have been satisfied.

Pray for the entire people group

Pray for sufficient rain to support the livestock of the Fulani, and for good yields for their crops.

Scripture Focus

"And those who lead many to righteousness [will shine] like the stars for ever and ever." Daniel 12:3

People Name Fulani, Bagirmi
Country Chad
10/40 Window Yes
Population 38,000
World Population 244,000
Language Fulfulde, Bagirmi
Primary Religion Islam
Bible Translation Started
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film No
Audio Recordings No
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image