The Manga Kanuri are tall and dark, a stately, dignified people. They form a sub-group of the Kanuri people, which have practiced Islam for more than 1,000 years. During the region's three months of rain, these proud people struggle to raise enough food - mostly millet, sorghum, and peanuts - to feed their family and animals for the entire year. Many observers say the Kanuri people are closed to outside influences, especially the Gospel. However, Christian workers trying to reach the Manga Kanuri report they are friendly, helpful and open.
A one thousand year commitment to one religion means the religion is established as part of tribal identity, not easily changed.
Christians need to assist this tribe with their material needs, being genuinely concerned with their needs.
Pray for the believers in Jesus among the Kanuri Manga, that the Lord will send pastors and teachers to them, and they will fellowship together. Pray they will be kind and compassionate to one another.
Pray these people will be able to provide for their families, and will be able to send their children to school.
"For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea." Habakkuk 2:14