Frontiers is committed to respecting and protecting your privacy.  For the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and any subsequent UK legislation covering data protection the Data Controller is Frontiers.  The person responsible for data protection in the organisation is the Data Protection Co-ordinator.  If you have any questions about this Policy or concerning your personal information held by Frontiers please:-

Call us on: 0303 333 5051

Email us: data-requests@frontiers.org.uk

Write to us: Frontiers, PO Box 1445, High Wycombe, HP12 9BU

This Policy sets out why we collect personal information about individuals and how we use that information.  It describes the legal basis for this and explains the rights you have over the way your information is used.

WHAT INFORMATION WE COLLECT

We collect information:

  • When you give it to us directly

We collect personal information, including your name and contact details, each time you deal with us.  For example, when you make a donation, request materials or information, sign up for an event, complete an application form to work with us, volunteer or contact us for any other reason.

  • When you use our website

We collect non-personal data such as IP addresses, details of pages visited and files downloaded.  Website information is collected using cookies, see the section on Cookies below.

  • When it is available on social media

We may collect information you make available on, for example, Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter.  You may wish to check their privacy policies to find out more information about how they process your data.

  • From publicly available data

We may collect information from Companies House, the Charities Commission and information published in articles, newspapers or blogs.

  • Indirectly from third parties

We may collect information from third parties, such as event organisers or referees for applications, where you have given your consent.  You may wish to check their privacy policies to find out more information about how they process your data.

HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION

We may use your personal information to:

  • Provide information or services you have requested
  • Keep you up to date on news and stories about our mission and events
  • Process donations you give us, including gift aid
  • Keep records of your relationship with us, e.g. questions you have asked or complaints you have made
  • Organise volunteering activities you have told us you would like to be involved with
  • Seek your views on services or activities we provide so we can make improvements
  • Maintain our organisational records and ensure we know how you prefer to be contacted
  • Process applications for work or ministry, either in the UK or overseas.

OUR LEGAL BASIS FOR PROCESSING YOUR INFORMATION

The use of your information for the purposes set out above is lawful because one or more of the following applies:

  • Consent

Where you have provided information to us for the purposes of requesting information, working with us, or that we carry out a service for you, we will proceed on the basis that you have given consent to us using the information for that purpose.  You may withdraw consent at any time by emailing us at the email address above.  This will not affect the lawfulness of processing of your information prior to your withdrawal of consent being received and actioned.

  • Legitimate interest

Where you have previously requested information, services or events, we may contact you again if similar new information, services or events become available that might be of interest to you.  Where you have previously made a donation, we may continue to send you information about the work your donation has made possible or other work we wish to undertake.  Where you have previously asked us not to contact you in a particular way we will continue to respect your preferences.  You can change your contact preferences at any time or object to us processing your data by contacting us by telephone, post or email as shown above

  • Legal obligations

We may need to process or retain certain information from you to fulfil our duties under UK law, for example for audit, tax and gift aid purposes.

HOW WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION SAFE

We have controls in place to protect any personal data you provide.  For example, online forms are encrypted and our network is protected and routinely security checked.

Access to personal data is restricted only to those staff members whose job-roles require such access.  Suitable training is provided for all our staff.

However, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.  While we strive to safeguard your information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you provide online and you do this at your own risk.

We use cloud-based systems to process data and therefore data may be processed outside of the European Economic Area (EEA).  We adopt the Information Commissioners approved measures and therefore ensure that personal data is held in compliance with European data protection regulations.  We take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data is stored and processed securely in accordance with this policy.  By submitting your personal data you agree to this transfer, storing and processing of your information.

HOW LONG WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION

We will keep your personal information only as long as it is necessary for the relevant activity.  We have a Records Retention Policy to implement this, which takes account of our legal, accounting and tax obligations, as well as considering what would be reasonable for each activity.  For example, we may retain details of donations for seven years to meet tax and accounting requirements, but keep sensitive medical personal information provided for a short-term overseas trip only until that trip is completed.  If you have any questions about our Records Retention Policy, please contact our Data Protection Co-ordinator as above

WHEN WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION

  • A few third parties provide services for us, for example sending mail and processing donations.  We select these service providers with care, share only the information necessary to provide the relevant service and have agreements in place requiring them to operate with the same care over data protection as ourselves.
  • We occasionally share information with third parties when running joint events with them.  We will let you know if any data might be shared when you register for an event.
  • Should you apply to travel overseas with us, we may share personal information with partners in overseas locations.  This may include sensitive personal data such as medical information.  We will obtain your consent before any data is transferred.
  • We may also disclose your personal information if required to do so by a legal obligation, or for the purposes of fraud prevention, or where doing so would not infringe your rights, but is necessary and in the public interest.  Otherwise we will not share your information with other organisations without your consent.

COOKIES

What are Cookies?
A cookie is a text file sent from our website as soon as you visit the site.  It is stored on your computer's hard drive and helps us to identify your computer (not you) and collects information in an aggregate, anonymous way.

Cookies may be used to collect information about your visit to our website, for example, traffic data, location data, device information, date and time, and pages you visit.

The use of cookies is an industry standard for most major websites.  You can find more information about cookies by follow these two links - http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ or https://www.aboutcookies.org/

Our use of cookies on our website
To enjoy our website to the full, we recommend that you leave cookies turned on.  If you turn off cookies then you may not be able to access parts of the site.

The cookie data we collect may be used to:

  • Customise our website's content and help our visitors' current and future needs
  • Process any requests, applications or transactions you may make
  • Aid our internal administration and analysis

Managing cookies
 Most browsers allow you to turn off the cookie function.  To do this you can look at the help function on your browser.

Third party cookies
We work with several third party suppliers who set cookies on our website to enable them to provide us with services.  These are mainly used for reporting and to help improve the way we communicate.

We use websites such as YouTube to embed videos and you may be sent cookies from these websites.  We do not control the setting of these cookies, so we suggest you check third party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

We also use third party suppliers such as Google Analytics who may also use cookies.  They may also use tracking pixels, which are commonly found in advertising to track the effectiveness of adverts.

As some of these services may be based outside of the UK and the European Union, they may not fall under UK legislation.  If you are concerned about this, you can change your cookie settings (see above) and can find more information about this here - https://ico.org.uk/

YOUR CHOICES AND TELLING US WHEN THINGS CHANGE

 Preferences
You can change your preferences on what you receive from us or how we contact you, by contacting our Data Protection Co-ordinator as above.

Updating your details
We do appreciate it if you keep your details up to date.  You can do so in the same way as updating your preferences (above).

We may use Post Office address search, postcode lists or other sources to confirm data that you provide us with if, for example, we are unsure of what you have completed on a form.

We will not use these sources to create data that you have chosen not to provide, for example, if you have left a telephone number blank; nor will we automatically update changes of address, we will normally only update your address when you tell us it's changed.  However, if you are a regular giver and mail is returned to us, we may use external sources to update your address details to enable us to inform you on how your money is being spent.

YOUR RIGHTS

You have the right to request details of the processing activities that we carry out with your personal information through making a Subject Access Request.  Such requests have to be made in writing and exceptionally may be subject to a charge.  More details about how to make a request, and the procedure to be followed, can be found in our Data Protection Policy.  To make a request contact us at data-requests@frontiers.org.uk

You also have the following rights:

  • the right to request rectification of information that is inaccurate or out of date;
  • the right to erasure of your information (known as the "right to be forgotten");
  • the right to restrict the way in which we are using your information; and
  • the right to request that your information be provided to you in a format that is secure and suitable for re-use (known as the "right to portability");

All of these rights are subject to certain safeguards and limits or exemptions, further details of which can be found in our Data Protection Policy.  To exercise any of these rights, you should contact our Data Protection Co-ordinator as above.

If you are not happy with the way in which we have processed or dealt with your information, you can complain to the Information Commissioner's Office.  Further details about how to complain can be found at https://www.dataprotection.ie/docs/Making-a-Complaint-to-the-Data-Protection-Commissioner/r/18.htm

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

This policy was last updated in March 2018.  We may amend this policy from time to time to take account of changes to our processes or changes to data protection or other legislation.  If we make any significant changes to this policy we will show this clearly on our website, in our publications such as Connected or by writing to you directly.  By continuing to use our website you will be deemed to have accepted these changes.

21 hours ago

We meet more and more situations where people are truly in need of spiritual deliverance. People are oppressed by demonic powers and their religion doesn't give them any means of escape. Potions, magical objects and treatment by marabouts are ways to gain protection from spiritual attacks or to rebu...

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1 day ago

Thursday 20th September

I sat outside on a colourful plastic mat enjoying a breeze after a hot sticky day. I watched as men and women from the neighbourhood came to visit my neighbour – a traditional healer – a marabout.

Each evening he was visited by a long line of people, who...

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2 days ago

Wednesday 19th September

Samson was a Muslim Background Believer (MBB) who had come to faith about five years ago. He had previously been a cattle rustler and was feared around the region for his skills at lying, cheating and killing.

He had a dramatic conversion and not only repe...

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3 days ago

Tuesday 18th September

Fulani of West Africa

The following account (to be continued throughout the week) is from a Frontiers worker in West Africa:

Family life among the Fulani is very different from a typical western family life. It's very common for men to have up to 4 w...

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4 days ago

Monday 17th September

Fulani Pop: 40 million Islam 99.5%

The Fulani people are the largest nomadic people group in the world and probably the largest unreached people group in Africa. They number around 40 million, stretching all the way from the eastern part of Africa to the w...

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6 days ago

Saturday 15th September

Niger and its Hausa people Pop: 22 million Muslim: 97%

Niger lies on Nigeria’s northern border. The country's predominantly Islamic population of about 22 million mostly lives in the far south and west of the country. 97% of the nation is Muslim. 76% of t...

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21 hours ago

We meet more and more situations where people are truly in need of spiritual deliverance. People are oppressed by demonic powers and their religion doesn't give them any means of escape. Potions, magical objects and treatment by marabouts are ways to gain protection from spiritual attacks or to rebuke demons.

But as our friends here confirm, spiritual attacks often start again after the ‘treatment’ and the situation is even worse. This area is a great opportunity to open up deep spiritual discussions with people.

We realise that we need to proclaim clearly the good news of God's kingdom; that He is the One who delivers people from the powers of darkness. He is the One who sets the captive free from every yoke of oppression and fear. We need to demonstrate it by praying for oppressed people.
We've had some encouraging experiences recently, but many more Fulanis need to know this truth.

• Pray that many will come to know the freedom that can only be found in Christ Jesus.

• Pray that God would show workers how to better communicate his message to allow Him to act.

• We don't want people to approach Him in a magical way or as another means of healing amongst many, but as the One who is alive, loves them and is worthy of all trust. Pray for workers as they engage in this spiritual battle.

“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to captives and freedom to prisoners.” Isa 61:1

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Thursday 20th September

I sat outside on a colourful plastic mat enjoying a breeze after a hot sticky day. I watched as men and women from the neighbourhood came to visit my neighbour – a traditional healer – a marabout.

Each evening he was visited by a long line of people, who one by one would visit his room searching for healing, deliverance, blessing or vengeance on someone who had harmed them. I started praying. I prayed silently as I looked at the sunset sky, that God would frustrate this man’s work and lead him to the true Healer, the true Deliverer, the true source of all blessing and the true Judge.

Suddenly the power went out.

The marabout came out his room very frustrated. He then went back, lit a candle and continued with the next client. A gust of wind blew and his candle went out. Three times this happened until he was so frustrated that he shut his door, sent his clients away and came and sat outside on my mat.

You see, God answers prayer.

The Fulani have a deep heartfelt longing for healing, protection and deliverance. They seek these things in witchcraft and through marabouts, not realising they are looking in the wrong places.

• One of our deep prayers and longings is that the Fulani would know and experience Jesus as the answer and Lord of all their needs and desires. Let’s pray for this to happen to whole communities of people.

• Let’s pray the Fulani would see His power, His love and His authority as sufficient.

• Pray for Frontiers’ workers as they pray for their Fulani neighbours and seek to share Christ with both marabouts and the communities around them. Let’s ask for them to have spirit-filled conversations that pierce prepared hearts.

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Wednesday 19th September

Samson was a Muslim Background Believer (MBB) who had come to faith about five years ago. He had previously been a cattle rustler and was feared around the region for his skills at lying, cheating and killing.

He had a dramatic conversion and not only repented from his past sins but repaid all that he had unrightfully taken. However, Samson struggled to find work. He was a father of four children, lived in a small remote village and also was responsible for his aging parents and a blind older brother.

When people heard of his new faith, he was ostracised and finding employment was difficult for him. Samson came to our town to look for work. The phone rang just as we sat down for dinner. It was Samson's rich uncle calling him from the village.

"Deny Jesus, and I'll give you 40 cows.” (the equivalent of approximately £10,000)

A tear fell from Samson's eye. "I cannot, Uncle. I cannot." He hung up the phone.

MBBs like Samson face many challenges. They can struggle to find work, face ostracism, suffer from depression and often loneliness. They need to know Christ as Brother, God as their Father, the fellowship of the Spirit and the community of believers around them and throughout the world.

• Pray for strength and support for Muslim background believers like Samson, who count the cost of following Jesus. Pray they would know God’s favour and friendship is far greater than any loss they could experience.

• Pray that God will continue to work in communities and Fulani people will not be afraid to follow Jesus.

• Pray for workers as they seek to be the Fulanis’ brothers and sisters in Christ.

• In August, Pray Africa asked for prayer for some Fulani believers who had expressed interest and even belief, but who had not as yet had the boldness to identify themselves as followers of Jesus. Let’s pray that will be filled with boldness by the power of Holy Spirit, just like the believers at Pentecost.

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3 days ago

Tuesday 18th September

Fulani of West Africa

The following account (to be continued throughout the week) is from a Frontiers worker in West Africa:

Family life among the Fulani is very different from a typical western family life. It's very common for men to have up to 4 wives, though usually 2 or 3 is more common, and also to have many children. Marriage is supposed to be more of a ‘contract’ for the purpose of having children and giving social status.

In the villages and in more traditional families, sons who get married, will along with their new wife, continue to live in community with their parents. Daughters who marry typically move away to join their husband’s family, though their primary loyalty remains to their father even after they are married. Boys and girls can get married at a very young age, even as young as 12 or 13 years old.

Cousins often call each other ‘brother and sister’ and children often call uncles and aunts ‘mothers and fathers’. There is a community value in raising children and it's very rare that a father would discipline his own child. Usually that would be the uncles' job. It is often the women of the family that pass on the family traditions and religion. This is due to the absence of men, who either shepherd the herds or work in the bigger cities.

As we find ourselves living among the Fulani, we find ourselves asking God what a Jesus-believing Fulani family would look like. We long to see Fulani families come to taste and see the goodness of the Lord together.

• Pray for Fulani families to know God's truth that brings freedom.
“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32

• Pray it will be His power that is told to the next generation.
“Even when I am old and grey, do not forsake me, my God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your mighty acts to all who are to come.” Psalm 71:18

• Let’s pray for many Fulani families to know and see the goodness of the Lord.

“Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.” Ps 34:8

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Monday 17th September

Fulani Pop: 40 million Islam 99.5%

The Fulani people are the largest nomadic people group in the world and probably the largest unreached people group in Africa. They number around 40 million, stretching all the way from the eastern part of Africa to the west.

They have large populations in Nigeria, Guinea and Senegal. They are also live in Mauritania, Niger, Chad, Gambia, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Mali and as far east as Sudan.

They work largely as cattle herders; their cattle are highly prized. The decreasing availability of land and drought has led to conflict with neighbouring farmers of different tribes.

Despite the diversity of culture among the Fulani, they all follow a code of conduct called ‘pulaaku’. These moral values can be summarised in four qualities: patience, wisdom, modesty and courage.

Africa Inland Mission have produced a 2-minute video on this people group: https://vimeo.com/243101308

There is a unique challenge in reaching the Fulani with the good news of Jesus because of their nomadic lifestyle. Currently there are a few groups of believers, but still very few compared to their total population.

Take a few minutes to meditate on the following Scriptures and then pray for the Fulani in light of them.

“After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb.” Revelation 7:9

“All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the Lord and all the families of the nations will bow down before him”. Psalm 22:27

• Let’s ask for a widespread move of God’s Spirit, with thousands and thousands of Fulani turning to Christ.

• Let’s pray for the Fulani to be brought into the light of God’s Kingdom.

• Let’s pray for more gospel workers to reach the Fulani with God’s blessing.
Source of some material: http://prayafrica.org/project/fulani-west-africa/

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Saturday 15th September

Niger and its Hausa people Pop: 22 million Muslim: 97%

Niger lies on Nigeria’s northern border. The country's predominantly Islamic population of about 22 million mostly lives in the far south and west of the country. 97% of the nation is Muslim. 76% of the population is listed as being in unreached people groups, which includes the Hausa people. Nearly half of Nigeriens is Hausa.

The majority of Hausa people have been Sunni Muslim since the 11th century. Today, many of the rural Hausa are only superficially Muslim and their religious practices have been mixed with local traditions. Many continue to practice their traditional religion, called Maguzawa, especially in remote locations. They believe in a variety of spirits, both good and bad. Traditional rituals include making sacrificial offerings to the spirits and to the spirit possessed. Most rituals are performed by family members, but specialists are called upon to cure diseases.

Poverty and illiteracy are severe limitations to reaching the people of Niger with the gospel. Niger is one of the least developed and poorest countries of the world. A majority of the population lives in rural areas and have little access to advanced education. As of 2015, 71.3% of Niger’s population could not read, one of the lowest literacy rates in the world.

Slavery is still practiced in isolated areas of the country. Nigerien children are trafficked for labour in gold mines, sexual exploitation and begging. Women are abducted and sold into domestic servitude or prostitution and young boys are kidnapped for work in stone quarries.

Prayercast have made a moving video of this country: https://vimeo.com/38104332

The cultural pressure to maintain the Islamic faith continues to hinder outreach efforts, though Muslim background believing pastors are beginning to lead in the fledgling church.

• Let’s pray for focused efforts to reach those under the age of 15 – almost half of the overall population of this country.

• Let’s pray for many more gospel workers to go to Niger to reach the Nigerien people, most of whom have not met a follower of Jesus.

• Let’s pray for God’s transforming power in this country, bringing change and prosperity to this land.

Did you know? Hausa Muslims are known for being hospitable to strangers. In the Hausa language, one word, bako, is used to define both the word "guest" and "stranger.”

Sources: http://www.prayercast.com/niger.html
https://joshuaproject.net/assets/media/handouts/the31.pdf

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