Tanzania (MNN) — To fellow Tanzanians and outsiders, the
Datooga are primitive. They resist education and development and live in low
hygienic standards. Formerly the Datooga were semi-nomadic herders but
presently have settled down and supplement their income by farming. This gives
missionaries with Africa Inland Mission an opportunity to share the Gospel
with the Datooga.
Sometimes this ministry requires missionaries to serve in
remote and difficult locations. You can help by praying for the missionaries'
protection as they share the Gospel with the Datooga people.
This people group historically relied on milk products for their
diet, moving whenever new pasture was needed for their cattle. Now they keep livestock, and many
farm a plot of maize; cattle are still their most important domestic animal.
neighborhood council of elders generally holds power over the Datooga people,
with group pressure being the most effective social control. Pray for new believers facing demands to return to
traditional practices. Pray also for training and discipleship opportunities
for new believers.
The Africa Inland Church recently celebrated 100 years of ministry
in Tanzania. Tanzania
is one of the world's poorest countries, despite attracting tourists to sites
such as Kilimanjaro and the Serengeti. Read about their outreach to prostitutes in Lake Victoria.
If you'd like to support AIM's work in Tanzania, click here.