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Training Bible School - Safwa tribe
In the Chunya
Africa Training Bible School Center (ATBS) Bishop David
is training the untrained pastors from the Safwa tribe this
tribe is an un reached tribes according to Joshua projects
and the ATBS Chunya Center is very vital in the area.
The Safwa are an ethnic and linguistic group based
in the mountains of the Mbeya Region, Tanzania. The Safwa language
is a member of the large Niger–Congo language family group.
Alternate names for Safwa are Ishisafwa, Cisafwa,
and Kisafwa. Its dialects are Guruka, Mbwila, Poroto, and Songwe.
ISO 639-3 language code is sbk. In 1957 the Safwa population was
estimated to be approximately 158,000. In 2002 after the national
census, the tribe's population estimates is expected to exceed 300,000
Information sourced from wikipedia.org
It is estimated that of the 7.2 billion people alive in the world
today, 3.0 billion of them live in unreached people groups with
little or no access to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
According to Joshua Project, there are approximately
16,300 unique people groups in the world with about ,6500 of them
considered unreached including the Safwa tribe.
The vast majority (95%) of these least reached groups
exist in the 10/40 window and less than 10% of missionary work is
done among these people.
Many Safwa villages have little or no effective
evangelical witness. It is estimated that as many as 80 percent
of the Safwa people are devout followers of African traditional
religion or no religion at all.
Perhaps less than 3 percent are evangelical Christians.
Alcoholism is a big problem among the Safwa, as it is among many
Information sourced from joshuaproject.net