The Ndau of Mozambique
Scripture: “And fear fell upon them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was extolled. Also many of those who were now believers came, confessing and divulging their practices. And a number of those who had practiced magic arts brought their books together and burned them in the sight of all. And they counted the value of them and found it came to fifty thousand pieces of silver. So the word of the Lord continued to increase and prevail mightily.” (Acts 19: 17-20) May it be so among the Ndau!
Location: The Ndau live in the Zambezi Valley of Central Mozambique all the way to the coast. They also love in Zimbabwe.
History: It is thought that the Ndau are descendants of ancient Mozambican warriors, who intermarried with the local population. They were involved in trade with San and Arab people.
Culture: They are well-known herbalists and feared black magicians. Witch craft and sorcery practices are widespread.
Latest Prayer Updates:
The Mossurize youth have been chosen to host the country’s Annual Youth Conference in August for the American Board Church! Please pray for us as this will be the first conference out in the “bush”, and the first time for our humble youth group to host! We only have 5 months to prepare! Please pray for all of us spiritually and physically!
Please pray for revival and the Lord’s presence on this conference and the blessed opportunity to minister on such a large scale!
Please pray for Godly leaders. Polygamy is accepted here and unfortunately something not easily given up! Please pray for this new generation to embrace the gospel and have courage to leave these practices behind.
Please continue to pray for our adolescent/youth age girls who still don’t have rights to study or marry whom they wish. Many are still forced/sold into marriage to much older men as a 2,3, or 4th wife! I do want to Praise the Lord for the slight changes we are seeing, some families are sending/allowing their daughters to study and the laws in Mozambique are starting to change in their favor!!! Please pray for the church to be a good example in these changes.