Digo of Tanzania and Kenya

Population: 500,000

Location: SE Kenya and NE Tanzania

History: The Digo moved to their current location 1000 years ago. Historians disagree as to whether they migrated from Somalia or from Southern Africa. Originally they settled deep within sacred forests in order to worship ancestral spirits and to be safe from warring tribes. Islamic traders visited the coast of Africa as early as the 10th century and had contact with the Digo. The Portuguese explorers came in the 16th century. Many Digo converted to Islam in the 1920s.

Culture: The Digo are Bantu people. They are fishermen, farmers, basket weavers and potters.

Religion: Folk Islam and animism

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Light

Lord, bring the Digo out of darkness and into Your marvelous light. Deliver them from the domain of darkness and transfer them to the Kingdom of Your beloved Son. Give them redemption, the forgiveness of their sins.

Unlocking the Hearts

Pray for the Digo of Kenya and Tanzania to meet many Christians from other tribes who do not look down on them but who love them with the compassion of Jesus. Pray that the friendship and kindness of those Christians will be the key to unlock the hearts of the Digo to Jesus. Pray that the Word of God will be shared freely and that anyone who might try to prevent Digo people who are seeking salvation will not be able to hold them back or intimidate them.

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