Islam and Christianity are two major religions that have reached the Watchi people. Though most people groups in West Africa have settled for one or the other, the Watchis can be Muslim, animistic or Christian. In Togo, they are mainly Christian.
The Watchi people live in Togo and Benin, two small countries in West Africa.
The Watchi people of Tog are very poor. It is common for them to sell their children to work for families who have more money. When their children are in this position, they are very vulnerable to being over-worked, sexually exploited, and sent away empty-handed. Others work on farms, eating less than they need for their work.
The Watchi people follow traditional religions, along with Christianity. They need to be discipled into putting their entire faith in the King of kings.
The Watchi people need to have the chance to earn a good living and to allow their children to attend school so they can have a better future than the current generation.
* Pray for spiritual discernment and openness for Watchi elders so they can direct their people to the King of kings.
* Pray for the Watchi people to learn ways to earn a living.
* Pray for a Disciple-Making movement that will transform Watchi culture.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|Region||West and Central Africa|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Location in Country||Maritime region: Yoto, Vo, Bas-Mono, and Lacs prefectures, mostly Vogan, Tabligbo, and Attitogon. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
|Primary Language||Gbe, Waci (838,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||wci Ethnologue Listing|
|People Groups||Speaking Gbe, Waci|
|Primary Religion:||Ethnic Religions|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent *|
|Christianity (Evangelical 6.00 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|