The word Saba is Arabic for east, which reminds them that their ancestor Dolle came from the east. The Saba trace themselves back to a common father, whose name was Dolle. He came from afar and settled at the foot of the mountain called Takung.
The Saba enjoy celebrations and dances. They will often stay up until late in the evening to joyfully jump, sing and dance. These festivities also include a time of singing together.
Although the Saba are surrounded by Muslim groups, they still respect the "margay," the spirits which inhabit the hills, the trees, the dry riverbeds, and the animals. The Saba live their lives very carefully, not desiring to offend or anger the margai. As far as they are concerned, no calamity comes upon any of them by accident. The margai spirits cause them.
The Saba people need to submit to Jesus Christ so they can experience the abundant life he offers them in John 10:10.
Pray for the Lord to provide an abundant harvest for the Saba people this year as a testimony of his love and power. Pray that the Saba people will have a spiritual hunger that will open their hearts to the King of kings. Pray for workers who are driven by the love and boldness of the Holy Spirit to go to them. Pray for a movement to Christ among them to begin this decade.
Scripture Prayers for the Saba in Chad.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Saba|
|People Name in Country||Saba|
|Population this Country||3,700|
|Population all Countries||3,700|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Region||Africa, West and Central|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Location in Country||Guéra region: Bahr Signaka department, Melfi subprefecture, northeast of Melfi. Source: Ethnologue 2016|