pronounced: MAHNG-ah kuh-NOO-ree
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.
"We are human, but we don’t wage war as humans do. We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments. We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ." 2 Corinthians 10:3-5
Pray for the Holy Spirit to give new believers among today’s people group victory their spiritual battles.
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.
|People Name||Manga Kanuri|
|Online Audio NT||No|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|