Introduction / History
About four-hundred years ago, the Karang people of Cameroon hunted and gathered food in clan groups and moved about the grasslands of the Rey River valley. They practiced animism to appease the spirits in their area. Some of these practices live on today. An Islamic kingship was established later, and the Karang were subjected to living along established trade routes where more permanent villages were built and agriculture became the main means of living.
The Lutheran Church of America established a Bible school in Tchollire and chapels in many Karang villages. Because of the earlier years of living under a foreign king, many Karang formed migrant communities in and around the cities of Garoua and Ngaoundere. Today they live peaceably both within and outside the traditional Islamic boundaries of control. There are a few Karang villages across the border in Chad, where the Assemblies of God have reported a recent revival, which is hoped will spread to Cameroon. The Karang need the New Testament translated as well as literacy to be able to use it, once it is completed. There are presently two missionary families working specifically to fulfill this need.
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