The Bende people originated in Cameroon, but they now live further east in Tanzania. They once wore animal skins; today they wear Western clothes.
Marriage is so important to the Bende that they consider it inappropriate to not be marriage. The Bende people have music that is for cleansing the soul or chasing away spirits.
Roughly half the Bende people are Muslim, and half are Christian.
The Bende people need a full Bible in their language. It would be great if they also had oral Christian materials as well.
Pray for Christian believers to produce soul-cleansing music that honors Christ.
Pray for a complete Bible and radio broadcasts in the Bende language.
Pray for them to have a thirst for righteousness that will draw them to the cross and the empty grave.
Pray for Bende disciples to make more disciples.
Scripture Prayers for the Bende in Tanzania.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Bende|
|People Name in Country||Bende|
|Population this Country||61,000|
|Population all Countries||61,000|
|Progress Scale||2 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed|
|Region||Africa, East and Southern|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Location in Country||Rukwa region: Mpanda district, Kabungu, Karema, and Mwese divisions. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
Primary Language: Bende
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|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Bende||Jesus Film Project|