How would it feel to be part of the Duwai people—a small ethnolinguistic group in northeast Nigeria with no resources or group members to reveal God’s saving love? The Duwai live mainly in Nigeria’s Yobe State. They have been Muslim since the 11th century, though their Islam is mixed with African traditional religions. They dwell in harsh, hot conditions, with some residing in remote places.
The Duwai language contains no Christian resources—no Bible portions, JESUS Film or gospel recordings. There are no known Duwai believers. Nigerian missionary efforts have been rejected, and a Duwai who accepts Christian literature may be persecuted.
Nigerian missionaries, along with those equipped from Western countries, need to persevere in attempts to pray for and reach out to the Duwai people. Bible translation is a high priority, along with producing other Christian materials in a form that speaks to the oral Duwai culture.
Pray for effective production and distribution of Scripture and other Christian materials in the Duwai language.
Pray that the God of the impossible will prepare Duwai hearts to receive Christ.
Pray for ongoing intercession from Nigerian churches.
Pray anointed witnesses will continue to reach out to Duwai families and community leaders.
Pray for a harvest of souls and disciples leading to a disciple making movement to transform and bless Nigeria’s Duwai people.
Scripture Prayers for the Duwai in Nigeria.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2013-02-20|
|People Name General||Duwai|
|People Name in Country||Duwai|
|Population this Country||20,000|
|Population all Countries||20,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Region||Africa, West and Central|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||12 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Location in Country||Yobe state: Bade LGA; Kano state: Hadejia LGA. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.00 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|