Fur, Forok of Sudan

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Fur, Forok of Sudan

Darfur, the name of the area where they live today, means the Homeland of the Fur. This area was known in the 16th century as Southern Nubia. They are an active farming people and may also raise cattle. The Fur are nominally Sunni Muslims following the Maliki school of Islamic law. They are kin to the Kanuri people of Nigeria, with whom they maintained contact over the centuries.

Ministry Obstacles

The Darfur area is in much turmoil, a dangerous place.

Outreach Ideas

Workers need to minister to the Fur by helping them physically and materially. The needs are great.

Pray for the followers of Christ

There are few if any followers of Christ among the Fur, but pray the Lord will soon build his church among this ancient community. Pray they will keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Pray for the entire people group

Ask the Lord to help the Fur care properly for their families, and to live lives of peace in a dangerous land. Pray the Lord gives them increasing hunger to learn more about Isa (Jesus) as he is referred to in the Koran, the Prince of Peace.

Scripture Focus

"Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name." 1 Chronicles 16:28-29

People Name: Fur, Forok
Country: Sudan
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 1,137,000
World Population: 1,168,000
Language: Fur
Primary Religion: Islam
Bible: None
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image