Mende in Canada


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Introduction / History

Along with the Tembe, the Mende are the largest people group in Sierra Leone. They also live in neighboring Guinea and Liberia. Some have migrated either to the Unites States or Canada. Most who came to Canada came in the late 20th century or early 21st century to escape war and destruction. Most Mende people in Canada are in Edmonton, Alberta.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Mende value a woman’s hair. She is expected to grow thick, beautiful hair. Some work in hair salons.
They had trouble adjusting to Canadian society at first; most had low paid jobs. They often work in the oil fields today, but some have started businesses. More are arriving; they have to start the process of adjusting to a new country, but they have others to help them adjust. They have their own cultural associations.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Though most Mende people are Muslims, there is a Christian minority among them wherever they live. They call upon diviners to make things right when there is serious sickness or natural disasters. Mende people believe in the power of witches.


What Are Their Needs?

The Mende people need to understand that works-righteousness never works and that they desperately need a sin-free savior. As it stands, they waver in a state of spiritual confusion. They also need to understand that Jesus Christ can provide for their nee


Prayer Points

Pray for the Holy Spirit to woo Mende people into a vibrant, unshakable faith in Jesus Christ.
Pray for Christ followers among the Mende to disciple others who will disciple others.
Pray for the Lord’s powerful transformation of Mende families as a testimony to others of his goodness and love.


Scripture Prayers for the Mende in Canada.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mende_people
https://www.britannica.com/topic/Mende-people


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Mende
People Name in Country Mende
Alternate Names Boumpe; Kossa
Population this Country 1,100
Population all Countries 2,729,000
Total Countries 5
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 16123
ROP3 Code 111215
ROP25 Code 305390
ROP25 Name Mende
Country Canada
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Canada
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 5.00 %)
11.00 %
Ethnic Religions
14.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
75.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Mende (1,100 speakers)
Language Code men   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Mende (1,100 speakers)
Language Code men   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Mende
Photo Source Brooke Reyes 
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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