The Tekna are the southernmost Berber tribal confederation based in Morocco. Their
nomadic range includes the northern part of Western Sahara and the southern part of
Algeria. They speak both Tachelhit, a Berber dialect, and Hassaniya Arabic.
• There are eight major tribes among the Tekna divided into two rival alliances. They
have a fierce loyalty to their confederation, greater than any loyalty to a particular
nation-state. Pray for the leaders of these tribes that they might desire to lead
their people into the fulness of truth found in Christ.
• The Tekna see themselves as the gaurdians of the smaller and more vulnerable Berber
tribes in the region. Pray that this role might become a bridge for the gospel as a
movement to Christ begins among the Tekna.
• Three hundred years ago the Tekna were employed by the Moroccan sultan to subdue and
islamize the Senegal region of West Africa. Pray that they might completely give their
allegiance to Christ and work for the redemption of the Muslim nations in their
Heavenly Father, draw the Tekna into the irresitable grace, love and mercy found in
your Son Jesus.