03 Aug great sacrifice

During Tabaski, over 400,000 sheep are sacrificed in the capital city of Niamey. Sheep range in price from $60-$400, yet the Niger gross national income per capita is only $889 per year. Most families spend a large portion of their annual incomes to buy a lamb...

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01 Aug large percentage of annual income

Tabaski, an Islamic festival, is currently underway in Niger. Millions of Nigeriens spend a large percentage of their annual income to purchase an animal to sacrifice as a sin offering. Pray that the Lord would use this time of sacrifice to call the people of...

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31 Jul millions of sheep sacrificed

Tabaski is a feast where millions of sheep are sacrificed by Muslims for the forgiveness of their sins. Pray that Muslims around the world would become aware of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ for their sins.     La Tabaski est une fête où des millions de...

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30 Jul animal sacrifices

On the day of the Tabaski festival most Nigeriens sacrifice sheep and grill them in the streets thoughout the day. • Pray that as the Nigeriens look at the streets lined with animal sacrifices, they would recognize that the shedding of the blood of an animal...

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29 Jul pure white animal

  This week, the people of Niger will celebrate Tabaski. During this time, families purchase a sheep or goat to sacrifice as a sin offering. Nigerien Muslims believe that by shedding the blood of a pure white animal, their sins may be forgiven for a year....

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23 Jul miracle trees

Moringa trees (also known as Miracle Trees) grow throughout Niger.  Almost all parts of the tree are edible or can be used for traditional medicinal purposes.  The moringa leaves are an excellent source of minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants.  It can reduce high cholesterol, lower blood...

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17 Jul my God will supply every need

Philippians 4:19, “And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”  According to the CIA World Factbook, “Niger is one of the poorest countries in the world with minimal government services and insufficient funds to develop its resource...

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16 Jul a friend of conversation

The Tuareg people are known for preparing tea which many say is the "friend of conversation." Many Nigeriens drink tea throughout their day: in the heat of the day before an afternoon nap, following meals, and even before going to bed.  Pray that as families,...

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13 Jul baby “bâpteme”

When a new baby is born in Niger, the parents typically hold a “bâpteme” for their new child 8 days following the birth.  The family typically has a ceremony in which they announce their child’s name and host a large meal for their family, neighbors,...

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09 Jul fadas

Fadas are conversation groups where men daily gather to escape boredom, share job opportunities, discuss politics and religion, drink tea, and share life with one another.  Pray that as these fadas assemble throughout Niamey and surrounding cities, the Gospel of Jesus Christ would permeate their...

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