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:
On Apr 25, 2018 you prayed for this request: “Please pray that the Borana believers will continue to share the gospel in villages where Christ is not yet known. Pray for this wonderful movement of the Spirit that is causing more and more churches to spring up among the Borana. Pray that even the Islamic leaders who are trying to squelch the work of evangelism will be saved.” And God answered: “In March 2018 one young man graduated from Bible School and is now Pastoring 1 church + two outreach points about 40 kilometers from Moyale town. A second Borana man will graduate in March 2019 and become the associate pastor of AIC Moyale Town with a lot of local responsibility as Pastor Bonaya is the Assistant Bishop of Marsabit.” Praise the Lord.
Please pray that the Borana believers will be “salt and light” in the communities where they live, bringing people to know the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior and King. Pray that they will be the fragrance of Christ to those who are perishing and those who are being saved.