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.
The Darfur area is in much turmoil, a dangerous place.
Workers need to minister to the Fur by helping them physically and materially. The needs are great.
Pray for a movement to Jesus to multiply among Fur families and neighborhoods.There are few 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. 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 Jesus (whom Muslims call Isa al-Masih), the Prince of Peace.
Scripture Prayers for the Fur in Egypt.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2010-12-05|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2013-12-21|
|People Name General||Fur|
|People Name in Country||Fur|
|Population this Country||4,000|
|Population all Countries||1,216,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Bergid; Forok; Furawi; Gelege; Konjara|
|Region||Africa, North and Middle East|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||16 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
Primary Language: Fur
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
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|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Fur|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)|
|Film / Video||Rivka (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||The Prophets' Story|
|Film / Video||Walk with Jesus (Africa, JF Project)|
|Text / Printed Matter||Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.00 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|