Maba in Chad

Unreached of the Day  6/17/2021

Maba in Chad

pronounced: MAH-bah

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.

Ministry Obstacles

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.

Outreach Ideas

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.

Scripture Focus

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take."  Proverbs 3:5-6

Scripture Prayer

Make this your prayer for today’s people group.

Prayer Focus

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.

People Name Maba
Country Chad
10/40 Window Yes
Population 530,000
World Population 558,000
Language Maba
Primary Religion Islam
Bible Translation Started
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film No
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image