How would it feel to be part of the Duwai people—a small ethnolinguistic group in northeast Nigeria with no resources or group members to reveal God's saving love? The Duwai live mainly in Nigeria's Yobe State. They have been Muslim since the 11th century, though their Islam is mixed with African traditional religions. They dwell in harsh, hot conditions, with some residing in remote places.
The Duwai language contains no Christian resources—no Bible portions, JESUS Film or gospel recordings. It is possible there are no Duwai believers. Nigerian missionary efforts have been rejected, and a Duwai who accepts Christian literature may be persecuted.
Nigerian missionaries, along with those equipped from Western countries, need to persevere in attempts to pray for and reach out to the Duwai people. Bible translation is a high priority, along with producing other Christian materials in a form that speaks to the oral Duwai culture.
"I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean from all your uncleannesses, and from all your idols I will cleanse you. And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh." Ezekiel 36:25-27
Pray for this people group to find spiritual cleansing in Jesus Christ.
Pray for effective production and distribution of Scripture and other Christian materials in the Duwai language. Pray that the God of the impossible would prepare Duwai hearts to receive Christ. Pray for ongoing intercession from Nigerian churches. Pray anointed witnesses would continue to reach out to Duwai families and community leaders. Pray for a harvest of souls and disciples leading to a Disciple Making Movement to transform and bless Nigeria's Duwai people.
|Online Audio NT||No|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|