09 Apr electricity

Much of the country of Niger does not have access to electricity. Even in the capital city, power cuts are frequent, especially during the hottest months of the year. Pray that the Gospel would spread through a variety of media: through television, radio, internet searches,...

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08 Apr “Jamdi” protection from metal

The Wodaabe people believe in a variety of spirits and gods and they frequently participate in sacrifices and incantations in order to gain the protection and favor of spiritual beings.  One spirit, called “Jamdi,” is a spirit that protects the body against all forms of...

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07 Apr all children belong to the husband

In Niger, all of the children belong to the husband's lineage group. When a woman’s husband dies, the children are frequently taken from her and given to the deceased husband’s family. Pray that as Nigeriens become Christians, they would allow the women to have rights...

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06 Apr retaliation

There is a common belief among the Hausa that people can consult with a marabout (or religious leader) to seek retaliation.  For example, if a woman has a conflict among a co-wife, she might visit a marabout who will write a quranic verse on paper...

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05 Apr intermediaries between gods and men

The Zarma people have deep-rooted beliefs in a variety of gods and idols.  There are people among the Zarma who are considered intermediaries between the gods and men.  They establish and maintain contracts between the deities and Zarma people.  For example, a “Sorko” will communicate...

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02 Apr sorcery

Sorcery is commonly believed among all Nigerien people groups.  Nigeriens state that sorcerers live in every village and neighborhood and people daily seek sorcerers to call upon evil spirits to attack their enemies or seek protection.  For example, it is frequently reported that when one...

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31 Mar the mark of a disciple

“By this everyone will know that you are My disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:35 Collectivism is a strongly held ideal in Niger, where families and communities are expected to work together for the greater good.  However, this is often done out of a...

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25 Mar Pray for Fulani Christians

Praise God for a Conference for Fulani Christians that is taking place in Niger this week.  Pray that as these believers gather, they would be encouraged by the testimonies of other Fulani Christians who are scattered throughout the country.  Pray that the participants would be...

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