Sabbori in Sudan

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People Name: Sabbori
Country: Sudan
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 7,700
World Population: 7,700
Primary Language: Katcha-Kadugli-Miri
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherents: 0.58 %
Evangelicals: 0.58 %
Scripture: New Testament
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Nuba Mountains
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Sabbori people live in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Sabbori people are farmers and livestock herders.

What Are Their Beliefs?

They practice traditional religion with a heavy dose of witchcraft.

In Oct 2023, a local soldier began evangelizing the Sabbori people using 18 MP3 Audio Bibles. At the time, there were 3 known believers in the whole people group. The response has been very positive with 45 people confessing Christ and studying 3 times per week. 19 of these believers being literate and able to lead others. “Even radical Muslims said they felt like they had been blindfolded and blocked from light completely.” Even though only 5% of the village has believed, already plans are underway to construct a permanent meeting place and the local village elders are supportive. For now, the church meets under a tree.

What Are Their Needs?

Community concerns were to clear landmines from the area, a couple of tarps, and a carton of soap.

Prayer Points

Pray for hearts and minds to be open to the true gospel of Christ.
Pray for many Sabbori people to accept freedom from sin in Christ, and to share this gospel with many others.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to move mightily in Sabbori villages and families.
Pray for the Lord to fight against those who stand in the way of the gospel.

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