Image: Hajara sits among some of her Mbororo friends

 

Hajara*, in her 50s, comes from remote West Central Africa where she daily overcomes a small mountain of mundane challenges in order to continue fulfilling what she believes is her life’s calling: sharing the gospel with the Mbororo, a subgroup of the notoriously violent Fulani people. She needs a lot of wisdom for this dangerous work. But she also cares for prisoners and HIV sufferers at hospital and uses this community work to share the hope of Christ. She says it is what she was born for.

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Image: Hajara ministers to a villager

Open Doors supported her efforts by providing a motorbike, which she learned to ride in about three weeks. Now she can travel further much faster to continue her ministry. Because she knows God is the one keeping her safe.

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Image: Hajara approaches her OD sponsored motorcycle

She asks that we pray for her:

 

  • Pray for my home, my children’s success in school and for jobs for them. Pray for strength for my family as we face hostilities in the community. Pray that our trust in the Lord will be a testimony to our neighbours and cause many to seek salvation in Christ.
  • Pray that the Lord will provide for all our needs and bless our farm.
  • Pray that God would also strengthen me in the work that I am doing among the Mbororo, HIV sufferers and prisoners. Pray for His protection over me.
  • Pray for fellow-workers and that the local Church would join me on this quest to bring the gospel.
  • Thank the Lord for His provision in a motorcycle to support this important work among the Mbororo.

*Names changed for security reasons