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Connect Junior

Connect Junior is Africa Inland Mission’s new quarterly magazine for children. It includes stories, facts, activities and information to help you pray for Africa’s people and those who go and proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ. Each issue can also be used alongside one week of the adult version of Connect, so you can also use it together as a family.




Africa prayer map

Sign up for Connect Junior and you’ll also receive this map of Africa, including illustrations, facts and flags on each of the countries. There is also a prayer focus on ten of Africa’s people groups, where many still haven’t heard about Jesus.



Current and past issues

Issue 14 – The people and culture of Chad

Some people have called Chad ‘The Babel Tower of the World’ after the Tower of Babel in Genesis 11, because there are so many different people groups who speak different languages living there. There are over 200 different people groups, and 100 different languages spoken there.

Accompanying resources for issue fourteen.

Issue 13 – Gospel impact in South Sudan

The Bible tells us how Noah’s grandson was called Cush. Cush lived in the area we now call South Sudan. Ezekiel 29:10 explains how the land was named after him and where his lands were. The country of Cush probably went from Egypt and covered all of what is now Sudan and South Sudan. Egyptian influence was important in Cush, and the Cushites eventually became Pharoahs and even heard the gospel through Egyptian believers…

Accompanying resources for issue thirteen.

Issue 12 – Short term in Madagascar

Madagascar is big – it’s the fourth largest island on the planet, and there are 27 million people living there. It was only discovered between 250-500 AD, when the first people to live there came by canoe from islands near Malaysia. Others soon joined them and each people group set up their own kingdom. There are now about 20 different people groups in the country. The biggest group is called the Merina.

Accompanying resources for issue twelve.

Issue 11 – Theological Education in Mozambique

The first people to inhabit Mozambique were the San people who were hunter-gatherers. Then, between the first and fifth centuries, the Bantu people, who were farmers and ironworkers, moved to the area too. Mozambique has a really long stretch of coast, which makes it a good place for boats to come into harbour. Because of this, in the 10th century, Arab traders built settlements along the coast.

Accompanying resources for issue eleven.

Issue 10 – Healthcare in Kenya

Kenya is a diverse country. There are many different landscapes like mountains, savannah, lakes, forests and deserts. Lots of people live in big cities too, like Nairobi, the capital city. But some people live in very remote places, where it can be hard to access water, food, medicine and healthcare. Often, the people living in these areas have never heard about Jesus before either.

Accompanying resources for issue ten.

Issue 09 – Uganda

The Ik are a people group who live on a small mountain ridge in north east Uganda. Just north of them is the Kidepo National Park and in the south, the Timu Forest. Because of their location, and only numbering 7,000-11,000, life can be hard. There is poor healthcare, extremely low educational levels and a massive problem with alcohol.

Accompanying resources for issue nine.

Issue 08 – The Zigua

T he Zigua live in a small coastal region in northeastern Tanzania. Those who live inland grown sisal, sesame and corn to make a living, and those who live near the sea are fishermen. Many of the Zigua living rural villages don’t have any electricity, and build their houses out of mud and grass. Zigua kids are very creative. They all make their own toys. Some of them even make wooden bicycles! Most Zigua boys love football so much that they scratch a pitch in the dirt in front of their houses and make footballs out of old plastic bags and rags.

Accompanying resources for issue eight.

Issue 07 – North Africa

Followers of Islam are called Muslims. They believe there is one God, who is called Allah. The Muslim holy book is called the Qur’an. Muslims follow the five Pillars of Islam, which are an essential part of Muslim life. They worship in a building called a Mosque, and on Friday at noon, the most important of the weekly services is held. Find accompanying resources for Connect Junior issue seven, featuring North Africa and Islamic people.

Accompanying resources for issue seven.

Issue 06 – Kenya

The Digo live in East Africa. Their villages are on the south coast of Kenya between a city called Mombasa and the border with Tanzania. As well as farming and fishing they trade goods with neighbouring people groups. They also grow sesame, corn, rice, and beans. Find accompanying resources for Connect Junior issue six, featuring Kenya and the Digo people.

Accompanying resources for issue six.

Issue 05 – Tanzania

The Alagwa are a small people group living in 15 villages in central Tanzania. The Alagwa farm crops and look after animals. The Alagwa speak Alagwaisa. It’s one of 127 languages spoken in Tanzania – although two languages recently became extinct! Find accompanying resources for Connect Junior issue five, featuring Tanzania and the Alagwa people.

Accompanying resources for issue five.

Issue 04 – Mozambique

The Mwani live along the coast of northern Mozambique. Influenced by sea-faring Arab merchants centuries ago, their culture is defined through fishing and folk Islam. Find accompanying resources for Connect Junior issue four, featuring Mozambique and the Mwani people.

Accompanying resources for issue four.

Issue 03 – South Sudan

The Laarim live in the south east corner of South Sudan in small villages in a place called the Boya Hills. Their life revolves around cows. They breed cows, eat their meat, drink their blood and milk, and sleep on their hides. Find accompanying resources for Connect Junior issue three, featuring South Sudan and the Laarim people.

Accompanying resources for issue three.

Issue 02 – Madagascar

Madagascar is home to a whole lot of plants and animals found nowhere else on Earth. In fact 90% of all the plants and animals there are only found in Madagascar. Find accompanying resources for Connect Junior issue two, featuring Madagascar and the Antakarana people.

Accompanying resources for issue two.

Issue 01 – Lesotho

Most people in Lesotho live in the valleys, but not the shepherds. They live and work high up in the mountains looking after animals. It’s a really lonely life as they are away from their families and spend a lot of time on their own. Find accompanying resources for Connect Junior issue one, featuring Lesotho and the Lesotho Shepherds.

Accompanying resources for issue one.


Connect Junior is Africa Inland Mission’s new quarterly prayer material for children aged 8-14. If you or someone you know would like to sign up, please fill out this form…


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