Tuareg, Air in Niger

The Air Tuareg are primarily (not entirely) nomadic shepherds, who move their livestock from one grazing ground to another with the changing of seasons. In direct contrast to Arab custom, the Tuareg men wear veils called tidjelmousts; the women do not wear veils. To show respect, the men always cover their mouths, noses, and foreheads while in the presence of foreigners or their in-laws.

Ministry Obstacles
The nomadic lifestyle of many Turareg make it difficult to establish relationships with them, relationships generally necessary to develop trust for purposes of discipleship.

Outreach Ideas
The Tuareg have a reputation among other Muslims of being lukewarm in their faith. They incorporate animistic practices into their belief system, which may indicate some openness to other faiths. The New Testament is available, as are Gospel recordings.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray for laborers to sow God's Word to persons and households of peace, which will in turn catalyze movements to Christ among the Tuareg. Pray that believers may clothe themselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray that each individual in the Tuareg tribe may soon hear the Gospel message in an understandable and acceptable form. Pray for the Holy Spirit to prepare each heart to understand and to receive the gift of life found in Jesus Christ.

Scripture Focus
"I will give thanks to You, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to You among the nations - Be exalted above the heavens, O God; Let Your glory be above all the earth." Psalm 57:9-11



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