Daily Topic for December 17, 2017

Isaiah 35:5-6, NLT
And when he comes, he will open the eyes of the blind and unplug the ears of the deaf. The lame will leap like a deer, and those who cannot speak will sing for joy! Springs will gush forth in the wilderness, and streams will water the wasteland.

Pray that the blind eyes of the Tamacheq will see, and their deaf ears will hear the words of the Lord. Pray for them to find joy in a new journey with the true savior.

Tuareg (Tamacheq) People

by CR

The Tuareg people that originated in Libya, are the descendants of North African Berbers. They have since spread out over vast areas bordering the Sahara Desert. Today 20,000 still reside in Libya with about 2.5 million more living in Niger, Mali, Algeria, and Burkina Faso. They prefer to be called Tamacheq; this is the same name they use for their language, so we will use that name.
Considered semi-nomadic pastoralists, Tamacheqs travel to find fresh pastures where their herds can graze. Drought and famine have caused many to migrate to rural areas and cities farther south. Tamacheqs work as herders, oasis gardeners, caravan traders, and migrant laborers; some design tourist arts and crafts or work in towns as security guards.
The Tamacheqs were a major player in spreading Islam throughout North Africa; yet they maintain pre-Islamic beliefs and rituals. They have a strong belief in the spirit world which is a major reason why Tamacheq men wear veils to provide protection from evil spirits. The New Testament, the JESUS Film, and Bible audio recordings are available in their language.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray for God to prepare Tamacheq hearts to receive the word of God. Ask for them to have dreams and visions. Pray for Christ followers to effectively share the gospel with Tamacheq people. Pray for gospel radio to reach Tamacheqs in remote areas. Ask the Lord to ignite disciple making movements among the Tamacheq people.

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