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:
Praise the Lord for provision of the exact amount of money needed for a roof repair of the church building in Makumba– the believers there saw God provide and their faith is increased. Pray for continued success in training and discipleship of rural pastors. One pastor, confronted with the truth, chose to obey the Lord by getting married, thus giving up the cultural right to multiple wives. Pray for more Ndau pastors and leaders to follow his example.
Pray that the young Ndau church, it’s pastors and members, wouldn’t be discouraged or abandon their faith as the Covid-19 pandemic rages. Pray for blessing on missionaries & pastors going house to house to read the word, and pray together with Ndau believers. Pray that old beliefs would be rejected and new strength and trust in the Lord flourishes.