The Kanembu are a Nilo-Saharan people related to the Kanuri who live northeast of
Lake Chad. In the tenth century they converted to Islam through the influence of
immigrant Arab tribes coming into the region.
• During the Middle Ages the Kanembu were the most powerful ethnic group in sub-
Sahara AFrica, ruling a kingdom that spanned several centuries. Pray that this
heritage of leadership might be redeemed and that from among the Kanembu would come
thousands of pastors, teachers and evangelists.
• Over 75% of all merchants in Chad are from the Kanembu tribe, making them the
wealthiest tribe in the country. Pray that this wealth might be used for God's
glory and that their entrepenuerial giftings might be transformed for the
advancement of God's kingdom in Chad.
• The Kanembu prefer to have their children educated in Arabic in Madrassas, where
the primary course of study is the Quran. Pray for the protection of thse children
from deception and for Christ-centered education to become available to them.
Heavenly Father, be glorified and exalted among and through the Kanembu people. May
the praises of your Son Jesus be heard in every mountain and valley of the Kanembu