Fa d'Ambu in Spain

Fa d'Ambu
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Map Source:  Anonymous
People Name: Fa d'Ambu
Country: Spain
10/40 Window: No
Population: 600
World Population: 8,800
Primary Language: Fa d'Ambu
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Christian Adherents: 40.00 %
Evangelicals: 2.00 %
Scripture: New Testament
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: No
People Cluster: Sub-Saharan African, other
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

Rising 1,961 feet above the South Atlantic Ocean, off Equatorial Guinea's coast, an extinct volcano named Annobón is home to farmers, fishermen and commercial loggers. Their language is Fa d 'Ambu. Their island spans 6.75 square miles.

The islanders come from mixed Portuguese, Spanish and Angolan descent. Portuguese people initially populated Annobón villages with slaves from Angola and neighboring islands. While Spain has had a greater political influence on the country for centuries, the stronger cultural influence is from Portugal. The Portuguese later gave it to Spain in exchange for Uruguay in 1778. This explains Spanish as the official language. It also explains who some of them have migrated to Spain.

What Are Their Lives Like?

In Europe, most migrants from Africa are desperate for any kind of work that will pay their bills. Many of them live in poverty, but they manage to send money to their families in Africa. Other African migrants have education and skills desired by the host country.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Most Fa d 'Ambu speakers practice some form of traditional religion. For the 30 percent who are Christian, their churches use a different major language translation. So without Scriptures in their heart language, many believers don't grow spiritually. They continue to mix traditional practices with their Christian faith — and some succumb to the seduction of cults.

What Are Their Needs?

Local pastors eagerly request Scriptures to strengthen their congregations in Bible truths.

Prayer Points

Pray that Spain will be the place where many Fa d'Ambu find living Christianity and dedication to the true savior.

Pray for Fa d'Ambu disciples to make more disciples.

Pray for Fa d'Ambu families, both in Spain and in Africa, to be eager to repent of their sin and follow the Lamb of God.

Text Source:   Joshua Project