The Makhuwa Nahara of Mozambique
Scripture: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” Pray the Nahara would hear this good news and believe.
Location: Northern coastal Mozambique
History: Arab influence a century ago
Culture: The Nahara are a subgroup of the Makhuwa, which is the largest ethnic group in Mozambique comprising 40% of the population. They are fishermen. Modern education is not valued and illiteracy is very high.
Religion: Folk Islam and ancestor worship
Latest Prayer Updates:
Please pray for Papa M and his family. That the seeds of faith would grow in them. Pray that the church under the tree would grow and reach many Muslims and that those who have started to attend the meetings will remain strong in the Lord. As people like Papa M overcome their fear of the spirits, may the light in their hearts draw many in the community closer to freedom in Christ.
One of the believers from Memba and another Makhuwa Pastor have been helping to translate radio messages from a Christian program. These will be used to make up a book on God’s plan of redemption. It is a bridge book that helps new readers to understand the Bible. Please pray for this translation team. They suffer much to be outspoken believers.