Rizeigat of Sudan
The Rizeigat are a Muslim and Arabic tribe of the nomadic Bedouin Baggara people living in Sudan's Darfur region. They are the largest and most powerful of the Arab peoples in Darfur. Like most nomads, their identity and livelihoods are linked through their animals. Those in the north parts of Sudan usually herd camels, while those farther south raise cattle. The nomads are aware of their lack of education and therefore influence. This leads to a desire for education which pressures them to convert to a sedentary lifestyle with the idea of making education more accessible. Although most Rizeigat are somewhat nomadic, there are some that live in farming communities or towns.
Access to the Darfur area by outsiders is restricted, and nomadic peoples are difficult to build relationships with.
Perhaps many in the Rizeigat tribe, especially the youth, will discover the availability of scripture, the Jesus film and other good resources on the Internet. Pray they will be prompted to download, view and listen to these resources, and will be given understanding.
Pray for the followers of Christ
There are probably no followers of Jesus today among the Rizeigat tribe. However, be in prayer for the many who will soon come to saving faith in Christ. They will need teachers to help them grow spiritually, and they will need pastors to shepherd them.
Pray for the entire people group
Please pray for peace throughout Sudan, including the Darfur region, home of the Rizeigat.
"And to Him was given dominion,Glory and a kingdom, That all the peoples, nations, and men of every language Might serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion Which will not pass away; And His kingdom is one Which will not be destroyed." Daniel 7:14
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