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:

Becoming Missionaries

Pray for the Borana who know Jesus to share the gospel with other Borana believers, and with nearby tribes that speak similar languages. Pray that the Lord will use them as cross-cultural missionaries.

Boldly Sharing

Pray that the Borana believers will share the gospel boldly with their Muslim friends and families during the time of Ramadan. Pray that those who are trying to earn their salvation by fasting will realize there is a Savior whose salvation is free.

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