Kanita currently serves as Director of Intercultural Prayer & Missions for the National Day of Prayer Task Force, she is the Founder of an international nonprofit called She Saves a Nation, and she is currently pursuing a Doctor of Missiology at Fuller Theological Seminary.
She is a strategic leader, missions mobilizer, missionary, writer, worship artist, Bible teacher, speaker and passionate global advocate, championing the rights of women and girls.
Kanita lives at the intersection of theology, missiology and worship, with a life mission committed to eradicating spiritual and Bible poverty, advocating for Bible literacy, equipping the global church, empowering women and girls and engaging believers to experience God in and through worship.
Her passion for nations and the Great Commission has led her to serve as a short-term missionary, speaker, trainer and mobilizer to Kenya, Africa, and Chiang Mai, Thailand.
As Founder of She Saves a Nation®, she works to evangelize, disciple and develop refugee & marginalized girls in Kenya, Uganda, and Thailand as agents of change in their nations and throughout the world.
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The Adamawa Fulani of Cameroon
The Adamawa Fulani are a sub-group of the Fulani nation who live in the Adamawa plateau of Nigeria and Cameroon. They are an important part of the economy of Cameroon, providing most of the nation's dairy products. This distinguishes them from the tribes who do not milk their cattle. Over the years, some of the Adamawa Fulani have advanced from being exclusively shepherds to being scholarly, influential leaders in their communities.
While Fulani children are still infants, marriages are arranged for them by their parents. The Fulani have an unusual way of initiating boys into manhood. The young boys must beat each other across the chest with walking sticks while showing no signs of pain. Throughout the rest of their lives, these scars are proudly shown as signs of courage.
There are many "taboos" within their culture: they are forbidden to call a first-born son or daughter by name; when in public, wives must stay at a distance but are watched over by their husbands; and goat meat may not be eaten and beef is only eaten at formal ceremonies.
• The Adamawa Fulani declared a jihad against the non-Muslim peoples in the Adamawa region in the 19th century, resulting in their enslavement. It was only through the work of missionaries that these peoples were liberated. PRAY that the spirit of oppression might be bound over the Fulani and that they might find forgiveness in Jesus.
• The Adamawa region is rugged and sparsely populated by nomadic Fulani bands, who migrate seasonally for their herds. PRAY for committed missionaries who are willing to live among them and see the church emerge in this nomadic context.
• The Scriptures are now complete in the Adamawa dialect and gospel radio broadcasts are now bearing fruit among them. PRAY for effective follow-up for those who have expressed interest in knowing more about Jesus.
Every year 36,000 Adamawa Fulani die without Christ, many of whom never hear the gospel in their lifetime.