Beja of Africa

I’ve been hearing a lot about the Red Sea lately. Today, in Sunday School, we read about Moses dividing the Red Sea. Last Thursday, I heard about it in history class. There’s a group of people called the Beja that live along the coast of the Red Sea in Africa. Most of them live in the areas of Sudan and South Sudan. Some of them used to be Christians a very long time ago, but now there are only a few who believe in Jesus.

Their language is very hard to learn. And there aren’t any Bibles written in it yet. Because the people don’t know Jesus, they are very afraid of evil spirits. A few Beja can speak other languages and have read Bibles written in those languages. They have learned about Jesus and tried to tell the other Beja about Him. But, can you imagine knowing there is a Book out there that teaches you everything you need to know about God—and not being able to read it?

“Dear God, please help the Beja people. Just like You made a way for Your people to get across the Red Sea, please make a way for the Beja people to learn about You. Help them know how much You love them, and help them not to be afraid. Thank You. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”

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