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Beja, Bedawi of Sudan
The Beja are a pastoral tribe who have made their home in the desert between the Nile River and the Red Sea for over 4,000 years. Due to their crown of fuzzy hair, Rudyard Kipling referred to them as "the Fuzzy Wuzzies." The Beja do not refer to themselves as Beja, but call themselves by the land in which they are living. The Beja consider life good if they have numerous livestock and green, well-watered pastures. Nearly all Beja live in rural areas.
The Beja tribe lives in rural areas in a region that is difficult for outsiders to enter, and they are somewhat nomadic.
Christians need to find ways to help the Beja with material and physical needs, caring out of genuine concern for their well-being.
There are few if any followers of Jesus among this large tribe, but pray for those the Lord will soon call to himself. Pray the Lord is even now preparing pastors and teachers to help them become established in the faith. Pray for Scripture availability, and for other needed resources.
Pray the Beja tribe will be able to provide adequately for their families as they live in a harsh area of the world. Pray for good water, sufficient food, and peace with their neighbors.
"All nations you have made will come and worship before you, O Lord; they will bring glory to your name." Psalm 86:9