How can we ensure there is a church within walking distance of everyone in the world?
We must be patient. We must be steadfast. Most importantly, we must pray.
Thousands of indigenous people groups exist around the world, each with their own unique history and culture. While some have heard the Gospel, there is still much work needing to be done. Many of these people face persecution, especially those who have converted to Christianity. A strong church provides hope, safety and support for these new Christians, and spreads the Gospel to others.
As the Global Church Developer, our mission is to equip our indigenous partners with resources they need to plant churches, disciple believers and provide refuge. Without you, we could not accomplish that mission. Each month, we highlight some of those groups that may be blessed by ICM and our partners.
Please take time each month to pray for them as our work continues, and reflect on your own spiritual journey with the Lord. We pray each month’s post is a blessing to you. We thank you for your endless support.
All Scripture references come from the New Living Translation (NLT). Joshua Project used for Profile resource and stats.
People Within Reach: HAUSA
Located in Nigeria
Since Islam had been introduced by traders from the Middle East centuries ago, it plays a significant role in their culture. Compared to other tribes, the Hausa generally have better healthcare, education, and housing. Unfortunately, unemployment and divorce rates are very high. Women are confined to the home to attend to household tasks, with little access to education.
Thankfully, ICM’s partner in Nigeria is working to distribute Foundations material in the Hausa language, so they can strengthen their relationship with Christ.
Hausa At a Glance
Population: 35.6 million
Language: Hausa and English
Main Religion: Islam
Think of something you have been grateful for this year. How has God blessed you? Pour out your gratitude to God and thank Him for all He has done for you!
- Pray that the Hausa Christians would be strong in their faith, and bold missionaries.
- Pray that the small number of Hausa Christians would be protected from persecution.
- Pray that bold, strong churches would be planted in Hausa villages.
- Pray that the Hausa would have safe drinking water and access to education, and that women would be able to partake in that education.
“Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, O righteous, and shout for joy, all you upright in heart!”—Psalms 32:11