Population: 2.5 million
Location: Central and Southern Chad and parts of Sudan, which is in the dry central Sahel zone.
History: The Chadian Arabs’ ancestors emigrated from Sudan during the 14th century. They were primarily nomadic camel herders and slave traders. Since the 18th century they have counted their wealth in large herds of camels, horses, cattle, goats, and sheep.
Culture: There are 12 tribal groupings among the Arabs. They are mostly farmers and livestock breeders. They are semi-nomadic, searching for grazing land during the rainy season. Some are also business men and shop keepers.
Latest Prayer Updates:
Several weeks ago we ‘dunked’ a brother. He is boldly sharing his faith and has men studying with him. He is also distributing micro-SD cards with portions of scripture and the Jesus Film on them to those who have been eagerly asking for them. Pray for many to believe!
We have heard news that there is a large community –close to 200 Chadian Arabs that are following Christ and have undergone much persecution. A fellow worker I just talked to was recently up in the area of this group and he confirmed that they estimate around 200 believers! This is a praise!