The Banda of Chad are an unengaged, unreached people group numbering 111,000. The IMB is not aware of anyone proclaiming the gospel among the Banda. No Bible translations are available in their language, called West Central Banda, and there are no gospel recordings, radio broadcasts or “JESUS” film. The Banda practice ethnic religion, which means it is closely tied to their unique culture.
“How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news.” … So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.” (Romans 10:14-15, 17 NIV)