Gengle are farmers. Millet is the staple crop in the region and is used to make flour and beer. The religion of the Gengle involves a "totemic" perspective, a system of belief in which each human is thought to have a spiritual connection or a kinship with another physical being, such as an animal or plant. Offerings and sacrifices are made to family ancestors to appease them and to thank them, especially during harvest times. The dancing of bush cow masks is known to be a part of a secret society whose main purpose is to ask the ancestors who are associated with the bush cow for abundance and agricultural fertility. Wooden statues that are carved to represent the dead are placed near the skull of the deceased person. It is believed that the spirit is then able to enter the statue which can be transported into the house where it is involved in the daily lives of the living.
Spiritual opposition will surely be encountered as Jesus is presented to these people held in bondage to spiritual forces.
Pray that the believers from nearby tribes will be led to tell the Gengle about Jesus, who he is and what he has provided for them. Pray they will be able to overcome tribal hostilities and barriers such as language differences.
There is probably not a single follower of Jesus within this small tribe. Pray the Lord will begin to give these people an interest in a Savior from their sin, and that he will give them a desire to find this Savior. Please pray the Gengle tribe will be completely delivered from fear of created things. Pray they will find truth: Jesus is Truth.
Scripture Prayers for the Gengle in Nigeria.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2013-02-14|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2016-02-27|
|People Name General||Gengle|
|People Name in Country||Gengle|
|Population this Country||6,500|
|Population all Countries||6,500|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||4 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Region||Africa, West and Central|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||9 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Location in Country||Adamawa state: Mayo Belwa and Fufore LGAs. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
|Primary Religion:||Ethnic Religions|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 2.00 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|