The Rashaida are a Bedouin people populating either side of the Red Sea, coming from a major tribe in mainland Arabia about 150 years ago. They are a nomadic people living in tents made of goatskins. They are herdsmen, raising primarily goats and sheep. Since they are largely illiterate, they memorize in great detail the pedigree of their animals, keeping mental records of their herds over seven or eight preceding generations of the flock.
A nomadic lifestyle makes it especially difficult to build relationships with people.
The Gospel message needs to come to these illiterate people orally, using stories from Scripture, videos, recordings and similar means. Bridges of friendship need to be built.
There may be a few followers of Christ among the Rashaida community. Pray for these people, and for other new believers that will soon develop. Pray they in all things will grow up into him who is the Head, Christ.
Pray the Rashaida families will be able to live peaceful lives. Pray for stability in Sudan.
"The people who walk in darkness, will see a great light; Those who live in a dark land, the light will shine on them." Isaiah 9:2