Tubu in Libya

Known as "desert warriors," the folk Islamic Tubu (or, Teda) live as semi-nomadic people in the Tibesti Mountain range of Libya as well as in neighboring Chad. These hardy people have their own independent rules that govern their affairs within their family clans. Distribution of land and wells is delegated to each family within an oasis or farming zone. Individually they have the right to own their own animals. Stealing can result in fighting between clans and murder easily causes a chain of revenge killings. For a number of years, the Libyan government has taken action against the Tubu, claiming they are not Libyan citizens and declaring they belonged in Chad. They are denied all government benefits including education and medical assistance. Starting in November 2009, the government has begun a forced eviction and demolishing of Tubu property. Some have been arrested while many have fled back into the mountains.

Ministry Obstacles
Persecution, mistrust and isolation make it difficult to reach out to the Tubu people.

Outreach Ideas
There is a great need to provide the Tubu with fixed tune radios, the JESUS Film and gospel recordings in their language.

Scripture Focus
"And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life."  1 John 5:11-12

Scripture Prayer
Pray that this people group realizes that it is only through the Son of God, Jesus Christ, that they can obtain eternal life.

Prayer Focus
Pray that compassionate followers of Christ with a deep understanding and caring for the Tubu people would be thrust out to present them with God's grace. Pray for spiritual hunger among Tubu elders.

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