The Masalit are a non-Arab people group living in the most remote and unknown areas of the North African countries of Sudan and Chad. In the past, the Masalit developed a reputation for being fiercely independent. They primarily make their living through agriculture. Each village has a masik, or central shaded clearing, where men gather to socialize, pray and discuss village matters. The Masalit practice Islam, and the religion dominates political and social life and values. Many are becoming increasingly orthodox.
Sudan provides a difficult environment in which to live. The climate and terrain are harsh, and outsiders are often seen with suspicion.
Christian workers can carry the good news of Jesus to the tribes of Sudan using Gospel recordings and films, as well as relating stories from Scripture. Oral communication is needed, for evangelism and for discipleship purposes.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to work powerfully through those ministering to the Masalit people. Pray for the followers of Jesus among the Masalit. There are only a few, and they need prayer support. Pray they will find each other in order to fellowship together. Pray they will clearly understand the basis of their faith, and rest firmly on Christ and his finished work on the cross.
Pray the Masalit people will be able to live peacefully with the neighboring tribes, and will be able to care adequately for their families. Pray for clean water to drink, and for sufficient, healthy food.
"Tell of His glory among the nations, His wonderful deeds among all the peoples. For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised." 1 Chronicles 16:24-25