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:

Considering What to Do

Pray for Borana pastors who are considering how to reach out to a nearby Muslim tribe that speaks their language but has no believers in Christ and no churches. How could they begin? Pray for wisdom to see the way forward.

One in Christ

Pray for the Holy Spirit to give Borana and Gabbra Christians many opportunities to demonstrate their oneness in Christ, that has broken down the barriers of the dividing wall that existed between them. Pray that through this unity and love, many others may be saved as they recognize who Jesus really is.

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