The Maba are one of the larger non-Arab peoples in Chad. They live mostly in the Ouaddai (said "Wad-dye") region of Eastern Chad around the major market town of Abeche. They have lived in this area for a long time, before known conquerors came. Historically, the Maba were not weakened by invasions. Primarily the Maba society is rural, there are over 600 Maba villages around Abeche.
The Maba have been Muslims for three centuries. Abeche city, one of the main marketing cities, is also a highly influential Islamic center in Chad. The spiritual dynamics of this place are hostile to the grace of the gospel.
The Mabas are very influential and key in their influence on Chad's Muslim population. Efforts to reach them would probably influence another 10 unreached Muslim people groups living in their region.
Pray for Maba believers to be filled with the power and the fruit of the Holy Spirit so they can overcome spiritual opposition and take Christ to their Muslim neighbors. *Pray for Maba elders and family leaders to have a spiritual hunger that will open them to the ways of Jesus Christ. *Pray for a disciple-making movement to spread into every Maba village in Chad and Sudan.
"And those who lead many to righteousness [will shine] like the stars for ever and ever." Daniel 12:3
|People Name||Maba, Mabangi|
|Online Audio NT||No|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|