The Borana of Kenya and Ethiopia

Population: 2 million

Location: Northern Kenya and Southern Ethiopia

History: Believed to have immigrated from Ethiopia in the 10th century.

Culture: The Borana are Cushitic people, related to the Gabbra, Sakuye, and Rendille. They are nomadic pastoralists, herding cattle, sheep, goats, and some camels. They women on the Ethiopian side elaborately braid their hair.

Religion: Mostly Animism and Islam. Christianity is growing.

The Borana Christians of Northern Kenya are fulfilling the Great Commission. They are evangelizing their own people…making disciples…building up one another in the faith…giving sacrificially.

Jesus is building his church among the Borana. The Borana Christians of Northern Kenya are fulfilling the Great Commission. They are evangelizing their own people…making disciples…building up one another in the faith…giving sacrificially. Trained Borana Pastors are leading the churches and others are being trained to help in the ministry for the next generation. They are also helping with evangelism and Bible teaching among the Borana Christians of Ethiopia. The Lord IS building HIS church and the gates of hell shall not, cannot, will not over power it.

You can find out more about them at various websites such as wikipedia, Joshua Project,

Latest Prayer Updates:

Principal

Today, the board of the Northern Bible Training Center will meet. They will interview three candidates for the position of principal, and then make a decision. This decision is very important for the future of NBTC in Marsabit, Kenya. The school provides biblical training for pastors and lay people from five people groups here in Marsabit County. Pray for God to direct the Board of NBTC in the choice of the right person to lead this school.

Prayer for principal

“Dear Father, we let our prayer request be made known to You about the need of a Kenyan principal at Northern Bible Training Center. Thank You, Father, for several applicants who showed their willingness to serve NBTC. The search committee will meet on 30th August to make a short list for the board interview on 7th September. Father, through the process would You show us the right person whom You have chosen for the ministry of training pastors and church leaders in Northern Region of Kenya?”

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