Darfur, the name of the area where they live today, means the Homeland of the Fur. This area was known in the 16th century as Southern Nubia. They are an active farming people and may also raise cattle. The Fur are nominally Sunni Muslims following the Maliki school of Islamic law. They are kin to the Kanuri people of Nigeria, with whom they maintained contact over the centuries.
The Darfur area is in much turmoil, a dangerous place.
Workers need to minister to the Fur by helping them physically and materially. The needs are great.
"Then they left the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer dishonor for the name." Acts 5:41
Pray that believers in this people group are willing to endure persecution for the name of Christ.
Pray for a movement to Jesus to multiply among Fur families and neighborhoods.There are few followers of Christ among the Fur, but pray the Lord will soon build his church among this ancient community. Pray they will keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. Ask the Lord to help the Fur care properly for their families, and to live lives of peace in a dangerous land. Pray the Lord gives them increasing hunger to learn more about Jesus (whom Muslims call Isa al-Masih), the Prince of Peace.
|Online Audio NT||No|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|