Berber, Menasser in Algeria

Unreached of the Day  9/21/2018

Berber, Menasser in Algeria

The Menasser Berber is a coastal tribe 70 miles west of Algiers in the Cherchel region, and includes other remnant tribes. Despite a history of conquests, the Berbers have retained a remarkably homogeneous culture, which, on the evidence of Egyptian tomb paintings, derives from earlier than 2400 BC. Berbers traditionally were small farmers, living under a loose tribal organization in independent villages with local industries. Until their conquest in the 7th century by Muslim Arabs, most of the Berbers were Christian, and many heresies of the early African church, particularly Donatism, were essentially Berber protests against the rule of Rome.

Ministry Obstacles

Algeria is not hospitable to Christian workers, and Berbers have been committed to Islam for many centuries.

Outreach Ideas

Perhaps Christian believers within other Berber tribes will be burdened to carry the Gospel to the Menasser community. Pray for this, and that they will be properly prepared for the task.

Pray for the followers of Christ

Pray that the few Menasser believers will become effective and fruitful in sharing and discussing Bible stories with their own and other families.The Lord is at work among the Berber tribes. Pray for those He will soon call from the Menasser tribe, that they will be properly taught the basics of the faith. Pray they will keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Pray for the entire people group

The quality of life for the Berbers is poor. There is a need for community development projects, and for schooling for the children.

Scripture Focus

"Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel, Who alone works wonders. And blessed be His glorious name forever; And may the whole earth be filled with His glory. Amen, and Amen." Psalm 72:18-19



People Name Berber, Menasser
Country Algeria
10/40 Window Yes
Population 79,000
World Population 79,000
Language Tamazight, Central Atlas
Primary Religion Islam
Bible Portions
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image