The Moors are descendants of the Berber people and are comprised of many tribes. During the expansion of Islam, they assisted the Arabs in spreading Islam throughout Africa. They suffered persecution from an Arab king in Algeria which forced many of them to flee into Western Sahara. Their Islam was seen as different and was not approved of by the king. Moors follow a 5-tier caste system which includes having those from tribes of darker skin shades as slaves. The caste system is slowly being removed but many still adhere to believing in slavery. Moors are a nomadic people group. Though they speak a dialect of Arab they do not understand or read classical or standard Arabic. The Moors are social and enjoy spending time with others in the community. The majority of Moors are Muslim.

Sustainability // The Bigger Story

AGWM Africa wishes to establish churches in this region. Currently, there are only a few workers among the Moors. The Moors are the largest unreached ethnolinguistic group in this region. Reaching the Moors will open inroads of access among other unreached groups in West and Central Africa.

Partnership // Move Beyond

  • Pray that God will grant wisdom and favor to missions agencies focusing on the Moors.
  • Ask the Holy Spirit to soften the hearts of the Moors towards Christians so that they will be receptive to the Gospel.
  • Ask God to raise up prayer teams who will begin breaking up the soil through worship and intercession.
  • Ask the Lord to raise up strong local churches among the Moors.

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