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 Unreached of the Day: 02/20/2012 (Monday) - Fulani, Sokoto of Nigeria


Fulani, Sokoto of Nigeria
Sokoto is one of the states of Nigeria, and Sokoto is also a city. During the reign of the Fulani Empire in the 19th century Sokoto was an important Fula state. In the year 2000, Islamic Shari'ah law was introduced in several northern states of Nigeria including Sokoto State. The Sokoto Fulani are a sub-group of the much larger Fulani people, a tribe that is spread across much of West Africa.

Ministry Obstacles
Tensions between the mostly Muslim people of northern Nigeria and the mostly Christian people of the south have long been high. For a northern Fulani to follow Christ is to risk being seen as a traitor.

Outreach Ideas
Nigeria has a large number of Christian believers. Perhaps some will be able to overcome tribal animosities and carry the good news of Jesus to the northern Fulani tribes. Pray to this end.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray for the few Sokoto Fulani who know and follow Jesus Christ. Pray they will faithfully fellowship together, and will learn to live in the power of Christ's Spirit. Pray they will live holy lives, and will represent Christ well to their family and friends.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for the large Fulani tribe, that they will be drawn increasingly to Isa (Jesus) of the Koran, desiring to find out more about this Man. Pray also they will be able to make schooling a priority for their children, preparing them for life in the rapidly changing 21st century.

Scripture Focus
"Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name." 1 Chronicles 16:28-29

People Name: Fulani, Sokoto
Country: Nigeria
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 2,771,000
World Population: 3,505,000
Language: Fulfulde, Central-Eastern Niger
Primary Religion: Islam
Bible: Portions
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: No
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:
1.2

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 Re: Unreached of the Day: 02/20/2012 (Monday) - Fulani, Sokoto of Nigeria

Here are over 3 million people who only have these portions of scripture available to them in their language:

Deftere kuuɗe lilaaɓe [Acts of the Apostles] - - PN (Partenariat Niger) (Print, Scripture portion(s)) 2006
Ɗereewol biiturus aranol [1 Peter] - - PN (Partenariat Niger) (Print, Scripture portion(s)) 2006
Ɗereewol biiturus ɗiɗaɓol [2 Peter] - - Partenariat Niger (Print, Scripture portion(s)) 2006
Ɗereewol bulus aranol yahago e Korontu'en [1 Corinthians] - - Partenariat Niger (Print, Scripture portion(s)) 2006
Ɗereewol bulus aranol yahago to Tesaloonika'en [1st Thessalonians] - - Partenariat Niger (Print, Scripture portion(s)) 2006
Ɗereewol bulus aranol yahago to Timonte [1 Timothy] - - Partenariat Niger (Print, Scripture portion(s)) 2006
Ɗereewol bulus ɗiɗaɓol yahago e Korontu'en [2 Corinthians] - - Partenariat Niger (Print, Scripture portion(s)) 2006
Ɗereewol bulus ɗiɗaɓol yahugo to Timonte [2 Timothy] - - Partenariat Niger (Print, Scripture portion(s)) 2006
Ɗereewol bulus yahago to Filipi'en [Philippians] - - Partenariat Niger (Print, Scripture portion(s)) 2006
Ɗereewol ngol Yakuubu vinndi [James] - - Partenariat Niger (Print, Scripture portion(s)) 2006
Linjila Yahayya [The Gospel of John] - - Partenariat Niger (Print, Scripture portion(s)) 2006


Here is a great need to pray for.


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 Re: Unreached of the Day: 02/20/2012 (Monday) - Fulani, Sokoto of Nigeria

Unreached of the day.

I wish these came out as "Unreached of The Week".

By the day, it doesn't get the time needed to actively look into 'solutions'.
As Lordoitagain has done research for these countries already - we would have more time then to just give a quick prayer a day for these different countries.
We can research them and research means to reach them. Problem solve.

Yesterday, I was reading this off the initial post....

What are their beliefs?
The ruling class of Sokoto (Toroobe), like other Fulani groups, believe they are descendants of Abraham and believe in a supernatural God who created everything. They follow the strict moral code of the devout Muslim. The genuinely godly among them strive to attain sanctity and, in turn, supernatural powers. Those that are not so religious are usually superstitious and may engage in fortune-telling. They may also make charms and medicines for those who believe in their powers.

What are their needs?
The Sokoto Fulani are virtually all Muslim. Although missions agencies are currently working among them, very few Sokoto have converted to Christianity. Much prayer is needed to loosen the hold that Islam has on their lives.

Prayer Points
* Ask the Lord of the harvest to send forth laborers into Nigeria to minister to the Sokoto Fulani.
* Ask the Holy Spirit to grant wisdom and favor to the missions agencies that are currently focusing on the Sokoto Fulani.
* Pray that God will give the Sokoto Fulani believers in Nigeria boldness to share Christ with their own people.
* Ask God to raise up prayer teams who will begin breaking up the soil through worship and intercession.
* Ask the Lord to bring forth a triumphant Sokoto Fulani church for the glory of His name!
* Pray for completion of Bible translation in this people group's primary language.
* Pray for the availability of the Jesus Film in the primary language of this people.
* Pray for Gospel messages to become available in audio format for this people group.


Another ministry that I know about through one of their pilots is JAARS, out of N.C.. He spoke at our Church - an older Brother and it amazed me to life - no doubt.
http://www.jaars.org/


It still all boils down to us Giving money to these ministries. Prayer 'is' Great - but all of the good ministries that could get into these countries need our financial help and the only thing holding them all back from getting in to every country is, money. My heart is aching here. It wouldn't take much, if each Christian gave to ministries that supply missions, of one sort or another. Either the literature ministries - those that fly the literature in - those who go into the countries by foot to bring the literature in and the missionaries or ministries in these countries.
All for a want of money - is truly what keeps the world "unreached" and none of us know how much more time we have to give any offerings as unto The LORD to reach these peoples.
I can't help but wonder how we'll view 'money' [& the unreached] when we finally see Him looking into our eyes.

Praying for the laborers and for the hearts of the Saints to get a burden to pray and to give. Thank you both for your posts.

 2012/2/21 14:26





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