Northern African and Middle Eastern Unengaged Peoples

The Tima people of Sudan live in the Nuba Mountains, which lie near the southern border of the country. Members of this small population are subsistence farmers, growing sorghum, millet, okra, onions, and garlic for their family’s use. Some enjoy the fruit of mango, guava, and lemon trees. The Tima follow the beliefs of Islam while still practicing some of their animistic traditions. They speak primarily Sudanese Arabic, but many in their population speak only the Tima language. There are no Scripture resources in the Tima language. Some of the Nuba Mountain peoples are followers of Christ. “And you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth” (Acts 1:8 ESV). Pray for these believers to go to their “Samaria,” willingly learn the Tima language and share the good news with the Tima people. Pray for the nation of the Tima to rise up and give praise to the Lord, and pray for the church to grow strong among the Tima.