Nggwahyi in Nigeria

Unreached of the Day  5/31/2021

Nggwahyi in Nigeria

In Nigeria, the Hausas and Fulanis have merged to become the most powerful people in Nigeria. Smaller people groups like the Nggwahyi are merging with them, but as that process continues, the Nggwahyi people are in danger of losing their own language and culture. Young people prefer to speak Hausa and English they learn in school. No Christian resources are currently available in the Nggwahyi language.

Ministry Obstacles

In most of the Muslim world, peoples like the Nggwahyi depend on the spirit world for their daily needs since they regard Allah as too distant. For that reason, they put their faith in unclean spirits. They often use charms and amulets to help them deal with spiritual forces that Christ has already conquered.

Outreach Ideas

Believers can use power encounters to show the Nggwahyi people that there is a God of power and love who would love to take care of their needs.

Scripture Focus

"Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!"  Psalm 139:23-24

Scripture Prayer

Pray that many from this people group will have the kind of intimacy with the Lord that it takes to purge their lives of anything that offends Him.

Prayer Focus

A small fraction of the Nggwahyi have put their faith in Christ. They need to share that God-given faith with the others. Pray that the Lord would send Nigerian believers led by the Holy Spirit to share the gospel with the Nggwahyi. Pray for the Lord to raise up a strong Disciple Making Movement to saturate the hearts and minds of the Nggwahyi people. Pray for abundant rain for their crops and that they would bless the God of Heaven who provides for their needs.

People Name Nggwahyi
Country Nigeria
10/40 Window Yes
Population 10,000
World Population 10,000
Language Nggwahyi
Primary Religion Islam
Bible Translation Needed
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film No
Audio Recordings No
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image