The African Diaspora

Population: It is estimated that nearly 200 million Africans live off the continent of Africa. These men, women, and children are the African Diaspora, some of whom are probably your near neighbors. About 39 Million African Diaspora live in North America, 113 million in Latin America, 13.6 million in the Caribbean, and another 6 million live in Europe.

Location and Background: The African Diaspora live around the globe, and their histories and reasons for leaving the continent are diverse. Some are refugees, asylum seekers, economic migrants, students and professionals, undocumented immigrants, and tragically, others are victims of human trafficking.

History, Culture, and Religion: Because the African Diaspora come from Africa’s 54 individual countries as well as many of the continent’s outlying islands, each group’s history, culture and religion varies widely.

A Unique Opportunity: Many of the African Diaspora come from nations that are closed to missionary outreach, so their presence in places like Europe, Australia, and the Americas presents a unique opportunity to share the Good News with men and women who may have never heard it in their homelands, and who may one day to return their nation of origin transformed by Christ and eager to share their new hope with their friends and family.


Latest Prayer Updates:

Diaspora in Detroit

Christmas parties: December 8: with Arab Refugees, and December 11 with 3 Congolese families. Pray they would feel welcome, hear and accept the truth. Dec. 12: Pray for preparations to welcome refugee families to church for a Christmas meal, activities, and message.

Bible Studies: Please pray for a men’s study, a women’s study, and ESL group study. We have curriculum, but a low desire so far. May God change their hearts.

Pray for deeper connections with Libyan families in their community.

Diaspora in Philadelphia

• Please pray for the upcoming Christmas party for Muslim friends- that the Lord would open many hearts to the Christmas story.
• Pray for opportunity to continue the Al-Massira video series with a Muslim family.
• Pray for ESL Living Nativtiy outreach on Dec 8, pray that non-Christians would attend and be open to the message.

Seeking a New Home: Thirty-eight African refugees arrive on the shores of Spain’s canary island of Fuerteventura. Today European countries are home to approximately six million African Diaspora.

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By Land and Sea: The Growing Trend of African Immigration to Europe

“Whether they are economic migrants, international students, undocumented immigrants, refugees or asylum seekers, one fact remains the same – They are the new neighbors our churches are called to love.”


Together: A group of Sahrawi women and children now living in Spain, originally hail from the Western Sahara Desert region of Africa including parts of Morocco, Mauritania, and the southwest of Algeria.

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