Centuries ago the Banta Themne left Guinea and established themselves in the northern province of Sierra Leone, bringing with them their traditional African beliefs as well as their Islamic faith. They live in the rural bush area of this West African nation. There are 159 villages. Several chiefs govern various Banta Themne groups, but there is only one paramount chief, and he rules them all.
This tribe lives in an area difficult for outsiders to access.
Christians need to pray persistently for the Temne-Banta tribe, and pray for workers to take the good news of Jesus to them.
There may be no followers of Christ among the Temne-Banta tribe at present, but pray for those that will soon be evident. Pray they will clearly understand the Gospel of grace, resting firmly on Christ and his finished work on the cross. Pray they in all things will grow up into him who is the Head, Christ.
Pray for Temne-Banta families and neighborhoods to discover and embrace the free gift of life found by trusting Christ and his sacrificial death. Pray they will be able to prepare for the rapidly changing conditions of the 21st century, making schooling for their children high priority. Pray they will be able to care adequately for their families.
"After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could count, from every nation and all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb." Revelation 7:9