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 Jesus (whom Muslims call Isa al-Masih), 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