• Month of Prayer

    May 2017
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31 Days of Prayer for the least reached in Africa

Africa was once referred to as the “dark” continent. Through prayer God is in the process of turning this around. It is becoming a continent of LIGHT! More people are coming to Christ in Africa than any other continent with the result that more workers are being sent out than ever before! However, Africa and her people still have many challenges they needs to face - animism, violence, and corruption just to name a few. According to the Joshua project there still remain 990 people groups in Africa that have not heard the gospel.

We invite you to join us, and many Christians throughout Zimbabwe and indeed the rest of the world, as we join God in what He is doing in the nations! Every day in the month of May, we will be praying, focusing on a different people groups from Africa as we cry out to the Lord to save nations of Africa. But prayer is not our end goal, we know that when we enter into conversation with God and cry out for a nation, God can also use to go and bring the good news. Will you answer the call if God chooses you.

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The Baggara people in Sudan

The name “Baggara” comes from the Arabic word “bagar”, which means “cow,” and refers to the various Arab tribes in Sudan (and surrounding nations), who herd cattle.

These Baggara tribes live in the plains of Sudan’s Darfur, North Kordofan, and South Kordofan provinces. The region is well suited for grazing cattle and varies from sparse scrublands in the northern areas to arid and semi-arid wilderness lands to wooded fields.

WHAT ARE THEIR LIVES LIKE?

The Baggara are somewhat unusual in

that the women work to provide the income needed to maintain the households. They earn cash by milking the cows and selling the milk. Their earnings are either kept or spent on household items. A married woman owns the tent as well as all of its housekeeping contents. The men are primarily involved with caring for the herds. Women also plant and harvest the crops.

RELIGION

The Baggara are virtually 100% Muslim. All of them faithfully observe the “five pillars of Islam.” Many of the men and some women are able to make pilgrimages to Islam’s “holy city” of Mecca. The Baggara hold religious celebrations and place importance on many life stage transitions.

GOSPEL NEEDS

Very little evangelisation has been done among the Baggara. Some Christian broadcasts are also available to them. However, because the people are so devoted to the Islamic faith, very few Baggara have converted to Christianity. In addition, the nomadic lifestyle of many of the Baggara makes it very difficult for missionaries to reach them.

At the present time, there are no known missions agencies working among the Baggara. Concentrated prayer and evangelism efforts are necessary in order to penetrate their hearts with the Gospel.

PRAYER POINTS:

  • Pray that the Holy Spirit will complete the work begun in their hearts through adequate discipleship.
  • Ask God to raise up prayer teams to begin breaking up the soil through worship and intercession.