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Fur, Forok in Sudan

Fur, Forok

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,137,000 Fur Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % Not available   

Fur, Forok in Sudan

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Summary
Darfur, the name of the area where they live today, means the Homeland of the Fur. This area was known in the 16th century as Southern Nubia. They are an active farming people and may also raise cattle. The Fur are nominally Sunni Muslims following the Maliki school of Islamic law. They are kin to the Kanuri people of Nigeria, with whom they maintained contact over the centuries.

Ministry Obstacles
The Darfur area is in much turmoil, a dangerous place.

Outreach Ideas
Workers need to minister to the Fur by helping them physically and materially. The needs are great.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are few if any followers of Christ among the Fur, but pray the Lord will soon build his church among this ancient community. Pray they will keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Pray for the entire people group
Ask the Lord to help the Fur care properly for their families, and to live lives of peace in a dangerous land. Pray the Lord gives them increasing hunger to learn more about Isa (Jesus) as he is referred to in the Koran, the Prince of Peace.

Scripture Focus
"Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name." 1 Chronicles 16:28-29

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Global Prayer Digest: 2006-12-31
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-01-12
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-02-27
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Country: Sudan
Continent: Africa
Region: East and Southern Africa
Persecution Rank:5 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Total Provinces on file:3
Location in Country:Gharb Darfur, Janub Darfur, and Shamal Darfur states; some villages in east Sudan.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Fur, Forok
People Name General: Fur
Alternate People Names:
BergidForok
FurawiGelege
Konjara
ROP3 Code: 103084
Joshua Project People ID: 11779
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,137,000
Population all Countries: 1,168,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Ouaddai-Fur
People Name General: Fur
Ethnic Code: NAB66d
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Fur (1,137,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): fvr    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam100.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Fur
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
 
 
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Fur, Forok in Sudan

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