Day Three: The Yao

TimCowley CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons. Men engaged in conversation in front of a thatch wall
  • Population: 3.6 million
  • Language: Yao
  • Religious Background: Islam
  • 1.0% Followers of Jesus
    (0.5% Evangelical)
  • Bible Translation: Complete

“To be Yao is to be Muslim” but many Yao practice Folk Islam, intermingled with animistic beliefs. The Yao live in Malawi, as well as Mozambique and Tanzania, and are subsistence farmers.

Prayer Request:

Pray for persons of peace to be discovered in Yao communities, and pray for every stronghold and lie of the enemy to be broken. Pray for the Holy Spirit to make hearts receptive to hearing about Jesus. Pray for God’s protection for believers who engage with this group. Pray also that God will meet their physical needs.

map showing location of the Yao in Mozambique, Malawi and Tanzania

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