From the day that Michele came into Sudan, God has laid the Mundari tribe on her heart. One of the first people she met in Sudan was a young Mundari evangelist named John Light who passionately told her about his people and their need for the Gospel. She has been praying for this tribe ever since then, and this week, we were able to go visit the Mundari in their own land for the first time! Here is Michele’s account of our trip in .pdf format for download.

The Mundari still live in primitive conditions without clean water, sanitation, or access to education/health care. My friend, Carolyn, describes the conditions in greater detail in her blog. Here are a few photos from our time there that capture the poverty and almost stone-age feel of this tribe.

A Mundari mother and child. The scars on the woman’s forehead are a traditional tattoo to mark the people as Mundari. This little baby hasn’t yet been cut.

The Mundari are cattle-herders, but there has been disease and famine in their land in the last few years, so many of their cattle are dying. The crops haven’t grown for 3 planting seasons.
The typical face of a Mundari herdsman.

This boy will likely live his entire childhood in the cattle camps without ever learning to read.

As one of our Sudanese leaders said, “Imagine living in this poverty your whole life only to die and go to hell!” The need for the Gospel to advance here is GREAT. May the Mundari, who live in great darkness, be awakened to the Light of Christ!


“The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.” -Isaiah 9:2

About Jennie Joy

I'm a lover and truth-seeker. This blog is a place for me to share my thoughts, struggles, and sincere searchings as I get to know God and welcome the reality of His kingdom in and through me.

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