“Thwack!” The walking stick of the other tattooed young man resounded against Tabansi’s chest. He gave no sign of the pain that shuddered through his body. Before the “Sharo” test was over, if he endured without flinching, he would win a bride instead of this competing suitor. After all, he must quickly start a family, since having children is the only way of “living on” after death. Like many Fulbe people in Sudan, Tabansi have a faulty view of the afterlife. Tabansi and 99 percent of the Fulbe people in Sudan are Muslim nomadic people who herd their cattle throughout the vast grasslands.
Who will go to Tabansi and his people to take the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ? Who will tell him of the Son of God who willingly suffered on the cross to pay for his bride, the Church? The New Testaments and the JESUS Film are already in Tabansi’s language.
Pray that God will raise up workers willing to reach the 130,000 Fulbe people in Sudan. Pray that prayer teams will break up hard spiritual soil so that Fulbe hearts will be receptive to Jesus. Ask the Lord to save key leaders among the Fulbe who will boldly declare the gospel. Pray that the Holy Spirit will anoint the Word as it goes forth over the radio among the Fulbe.