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:

Agents of Peace

Pray that the Borana believers will be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that their labor is not in vain in the Lord. Pray that through them the Word of God will spread rapidly and be glorified. Pray that the Borana will become agents of peace and divine reconciliation throughout all the tribes of north Kenya.

Great Enthusiasm

Praise the Lord for the Christians among the Borana of Kenya, and the churches that have been established, and the Scriptures in their language. Please pray that the Borana believers will have a great enthusiasm for sharing the gospel and Scripture with others. Pray also that through their influence as salt and light, conflict between their tribe and other tribes will die down. May their fellowship with believers from other tribes be a great testimony to the truth of the gospel.

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