• 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 Hausa people in North and West Africa

Hope. It’s something that doesn’t exist here. Our destiny belongs with Allah, and only he has control of who will rest in paradise for eternity and who will perish. We must do all we can to please him, but he holds our fate in his hands. We cover our faces, say our prayers, cry out for help…. but to who? Living each day in uncertainty, not knowing what the purpose of this life is… surely there is something greater?

In Western Africa there is a group of people known as the Hausa. Their population in Nigeria alone is over 30 million. Seventy percent of them live in rural farm villages in dried mud huts. Islam was only introduced to the Hausa in the 1500’s and was largely rejected. In the “holy wars” of the early 1800’s the Hausa were conquered by their Islamic neighbours and made slaves. From then on the Hausa have been classified as Muslim. Their practice of Islam is mostly superficial as they still practice many traditional beliefs.

The Hausa language is the first language of over 35 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa. More than 20 million people speak Hausa as a second language. Most Hausa people can be found in northern Nigeria and Niger. Due to the massive size of the Hausa tribe, they have heavy influence in West Africa, both culturally and politically.

Less than 0.1% of the Hausa people claim to be Christian. These people face extreme persecution from their families and neighbours.


  • Pray that Christian converts would be bold in the face of family pressure and persecution.
  • Ask the Lord to raise up loving Christians who are willing to share Christ with the Hausa.
  • Pray that God will open the hearts of the Hausa to the Gospel.
  • Ask God to encourage and protect the small number of Hausa believers.
  • Thank God for the Hausa Bible and the powerful impact that the Holy Scriptures has upon Muslims.