For centuries the Suodi have been caught up in violence, slavery, and warfare with their Nosu neighbors and between respective clans of Suodi. The Suodi are engaged in a wide variety of occupations, including trading, farming, and animal husbandry. In the past many Suodi were opium addicts - a vice that is slowly resurfacing among Suodi youth. A complex form of polytheism is practiced by the Suodi. They worship a host of deities and spirits, hoping their devotion will prevent disaster coming upon their families and villages. They also believe in Yasomu, an all-powerful deity, and they keep ancestral tablets.
The Suodi people have a long history of violence and darkness.
Workers are needed to carry the good news of Christ to the Suodi people. Pray for workers who can communicate well in the language of the Suodi.
Pray for those who follow Jesus within the Suodi community, that they will clearly understand the message of grace that Jesus offers. Pray they will understand that an upright life is a proper response to the grace of Jesus.
Pray for Suodi families and communities to discover and embrace the free gift of life found by trusting Christ and his finished work.Today there are no more than a few hundred Catholic believers among the Suodi. Most members of this group have yet to hear the Gospel for the first time. Pray for the availability of the unadulterated message of Christ to each individual in the Suodi community.
"The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest." Matthew 9:37-38