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 Unreached of the Day: Shanga, Shangawa of Nigeria

Shanga, Shangawa of Nigeria
The livelihood of the Shanga is based primarily upon agriculture, with fishing and trading being of secondary importance. Inter-village wrestling matches are quite important to the Shanga. A boy will begin wrestling when he reaches puberty and will continue until his first marriage. Most Shanga men have more than one wife, and a woman may decline marriage to a particular man. Most Shanga have converted to Islam. Even the Muslim Shanga, however, adhere to traditional practices and beliefs, which involve the sacrifices of black animals such as oxen, goats, and chickens to help cure illnesses or to provide aid in time of crisis.

Ministry Obstacles
Scripture is not yet available in the Shanga language.

Outreach Ideas
Gospel recordings are available in the Shanga language. Pray that Nigerian Christians will remember to take the Gospel message to the Shanga.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are no Christians reported among this tribe, but pray for those the Lord will call to himself. Pray they will be strong in the faith, not wavering.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray the Shanga tribe will be drawn increasingly toward the man Isa (Jesus) as they hear the Koran read in the mosque. Pray the Lord's Spirit will give them understanding.

Scripture Focus
"How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, 'Your God reigns!'" Isaiah 52:7


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