The Kanuri people are an African ethnic group living largely in the lands of the former Bornu Empire. The Bilma are one of the subgroups of Kanuri. Following the downfall of the Kanem-Bornu Empire and the scramble for Africa in the 19th century, the Kanuri were divided under the rule of the British, French, and German African empires. The Kanuri became Muslims in the 11th century. Some folk beliefs and traditions are still practiced in conjunction with Islam. Charms and amulets are worn around the neck or in pockets for various reasons. There is a charm to ensure a good pregnancy for a mother. There is also one to keep the ghost of the dead from haunting its descendants.
No scripture is reported as available in the language of the Bilma Kanuri.
Please pray for Christian radio to be made widely available throughout Niger, and that the Kanuri will learn of its availability.
Pray for the Followers of Christ
There very well may be no followers of Jesus among the Bilma Kanuri today, but there may be a few. Please pray for new believers among the Kanuri, that they will be protected from discouragement and doubt. They need fellowship with mature believers.
Pray for the Entire People Group
Please pray for the Kanuri of Niger, that they will be drawn to the man Isa (Jesus) as the Koran is read and studied. Pray for an increasing interest in this man, a curiosity to find out more about him.
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