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,
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Pray that the Word of God will dwell richly in the Borana, that they will speak to one another in Psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in their hearts to Him. Pray that through this more Borana will come to know the Lord Jesus Christ.
Lord, please hear our prayers for those Christians who bring the gospel to the Borana, Rendille, Gabbra, Somali and Samburu. May they spread out their hands to you; may they thirst for you like a parched land. Answer them quickly, LORD, when their spirit fails. Do not hide your face from them or they will be like those who go down to the pit. Let the morning bring them word of your unfailing love, for they have put their trust in you. Show them the way they should go, for to you they entrust their life. Rescue them from their enemies, LORD, for they hide themselves in you. Teach them to do your will, for you are their God; may your good Spirit lead them on level ground. For your name’s sake, LORD, preserve their life; in your righteousness, bring them out of trouble. In your unfailing love, silence their enemies, for they are your servants.