Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The Massalit People: Daring to question Islam in Darfur

For Tuesday, 16 September, Ramadan 2008. "Loving Muslims Through Prayer"

The Massalit are a group of some 400,000 people in Sudan (most in Darfur) and in Eastern Chad. Even though their life is hard, they have generally been a happy people.

Unfortunately, many things have changed for the Massalit people in the last three years. They have become one of the ethnic groups involved in the Darfur crisis where 200,000 people have been killed since 2003.

Through the suffering brought on by those of their own Islamic religious background, many people in Darfur have dared to question their own faith and have even ceased to pray. Christian Evangelism in frowned upon, however, spiritual encouragement and testimonies are usually welcome. There are several followers of Christ helping in the region. Schools have been set up and many adults have become interested in learning to read.[Full Text]

Prayer Starters:

  • Please pray for an end to the horror of Darfur.
  • Pray that the positive aspects of Massalit culture would not be changed due to the crisis, and that they will be able to truly differentiate between good and evil influences in their lives.
  • Pray that God will open the hearts of the hurting Massalit to receive His Word and healing, creating vibrant new communities of faith from which Massalit believers can preach in their own language to those around them.

+ Google Map Link: Darfur, Sudan

+ YouTube Video Link: Google Darfur DVD Trailer [2 min]

+ Gospel Language Link: Hear the Good News in Massalit--

You are welcome and encouraged to forward these e-mails to others.This is an excerpt from the 30-Days Muslim Prayer Focus booklet, also available in Austria (German).

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