Adamu Dogon Yaro

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Adamu, (d. April 28, 1967) as he was called, was a Nigerian missionary who met his greatest success amongst his own Fulani people in Nigeria and Dahomey (now Benin). He helped found a Fulani Bible School to train Christian workers for the nomadic Fulani people.


Early life

In his early life, Adamu was an Islamic malam, or teacher-leader. Born in Bornu, the fifth son of his Muslim family, Adamu was encouraged to follow the tradition of dedicating his life to Allah, and the job suited him well.

Conversion to Christ

Through friends who gave him a New Testament, he began to search for truth and eventually came to faith in Jesus Christ not only as a prophet of Islam, but as the Savior who took our sins on Himself to provide salvation.

Marriage and Family

Adamu married a Christian woman, Jumai, and together they had five children.

Ministry

Feeling a burden for the old walled city of Kano (within the modern city), Adamu and his family lived and witnessed there for eleven years, enduring great antagonism and open opposition in that Muslim fortress where there were no other known believers. Later he traveled amongst the Fulani of his own Nigeria and neighboring Dahomey (now Benin). With them, he met far greater success.

Later in his life he helped found Fulani Bible School, where he worked to train Christian workers for the nomadic Fulani people.

Later Life and Death

In his last year or so, he suffered from a throat condition, but ministered to the end, even in failing health. He was buried at the Bible school. His story was written by Eva Doerksen, SIM missionary who met him shortly after his conversion to Christ and who followed and was inspired by his life.[1]

References

  1. Eva Doerksen, Black Nomad, The Sudan Interior Mission, 1969.