Pray for N’Djaména, Chad

N’Djaména is the capital of Chad, one of the poorest countries in the world and it is the only urban centre in the nation. A swelteringly hot city or the border of Cameroon, N’Djaména boasts of a population of 1.5 million, half of whom are Muslim.

The people of Chad live between the ancient and the modern: cooking on an open three-stone hob, while next door a smartphone rings. If someone gets enough money, he installs air conditioning in his mud hut. Someone who had tended goats 30 years ago could become a minister of government today. Of course, such a rapid social change is only reserved for a few: most struggle to maintain a simple livelihood for their family.

The big city offers more possibilities and freedoms. Questions are asked here which do not come up in the traditional village, such as:

“Why is my Christian neighbor such a ‘good person’?” or “Why can’t Islam change my heart?”

Individuals are coming to faith in Isa al-Masih and, for the first time in the history of the city, they are not alone: small groups are formed for reading the Bible together. Many Muslim parents send their children to Christian schools where they learn to know and love Bible stories.

Schoolchildren in Chad | Image submitted by Article Author

Recently, thousands of digital memory cards with the gospel message were distributed. One young man loaded music over the text on his card. But later, he had the same dream three times in which he heard the words: “Why have you wiped the content from your card?” He went looking for the person who had given him the card and, as a result of his search, came to faith in Jesus.

How to Pray

  • Pray for the Muslim men, women and children in N’Djaména to find abundant life in Jesus. (John 10:9-11)
  • Pray for children attending Christian schools, that through the witness of their teachers and learning Bible stories they will come to follow Jesus. (Matthew 19:13-14)
  • Pray for Muslim background believers to be faithful in following Jesus and experience His protection and blessing over their lives. (Hebrews 10:23)

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