Above all, the Tama people need Christ. With avenues to share the gospel like Tama audio Bible stories, and even some scripture, pray that the Lord would open the hearts of the Tama people and many would come to him. Among the Tama believers, they face both persecution from those around them, and the difficulties of living in a remote and challenging place like eastern Chad. Your prayers for their encouragement, growth and perseverance are a way that you can love and serve the them.
.Lack of water for people and animals is a real problem. Yet, during a good rainy season, many of the roads in the region become impassable. There are some Tama villages accessible only by foot or by donkey, not by vehicle. Finding trained teachers willing to work in isolated regions is very difficult and often schools are left without teachers or with sub-standard teachers. The school year is often only 4 or 5 months long due to strikes and the late arrival of teachers. Many Tama have say it would be good to have initial primary school in Tama, with Chadian Arabic as a second choice. Currently all schooling is in French, which most children rarely hear outside the school buildings. With 120 children in a year 1 class, it is difficult for students to get a good educational foundation. After 4 years of school, many cannot even read and write their own name.
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