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  1. THE UNFINISHED TASK LEAST REACHED PEOPLE GROUPS IN KENYA An ACM – FTT AfriServe Survey

  2. INDEX • Wardei • Garreh-Ajuran • Malakote • Munyoyaya • Nubi • Orma • Rendille • Sakuye • Samburu • Sanye • Shirazi • Somali • Arabs • Ariaal Rendille • Bajun • Boni • Borana • Chamus • Daasanech • Deaf • Digo • Dorobo • Gabbra • Swahili • South Asians An ACM – FTT AfriServe Survey

  3. ARABS DEMOGRAGHICS • Population: 20-40,000 • Religion: Islam • Status: Less than 0.01% Christian An ACM – FTT AfriServe Survey

  4. PROFILE • The Arabs are found all along the coasts of Tanzania and Kenya in an area commonly known as the coastal belt. • They also live in the major urban centers throughout Kenya. An ACM – FTT AfriServe Survey

  5. NEEDS • Financial Assistance to the missions. • Additional Christian recourses. • Mission efforts An ACM – FTT AfriServe Survey

  6. PRAYER POINTERS • Ask the Lord to raise up missionaries to reach out to this unique group • Pray that African believers will be compelled to take the Gospel to their unreached Arab neighbors. • Pray that God will call forth intercessors who will fully stand in the gap for these precious people. • Ask the Lord to begin revealing Himself to the coastal Arab Muslims. • Pray that the Holy Spirit will anoint the efforts of mission agencies that are currently targeting the coastal Arabs to know God in a personal way. • Ask the Lord to raise up strong local churches among the coastal Arabs An ACM – FTT AfriServe Survey

  7. THE ARIAAL RENDILLE DEMOGRAPHICS • Population: 8,500 • Religion: Traditional • Status: Less than 0.2% Christian An ACM – FTT AfriServe Survey

  8. PROFILE • The Ariaal Rendille are a cultural blend of Rendille and Samburu.They are also known as Ariaal,Tumaal or Ilturia. • -They are ethnically Rendille, but speak Samburu. • The major difference between the Ariaal and the Rendille is that many of Ariaal have cattle, a factor that contributes to the tendency of the burgeoning Ariaal population to become Samburu. An ACM – FTT AfriServe Survey

  9. NEEDS • Education to improve Literacy. • Economic Advancement to empower the people. An ACM – FTT AfriServe Survey

  10. PRAYER POINTERS • Pray for growth of the church • Pray that Missionaries would find a strategic way of reaching this group. • Pray that the planned translation project among the Samburu would be started and will meet the scriptural needs of the Ariaal. An ACM – FTT AfriServe Survey

  11. THE BAJUN DEMOGRAPHICS • Population: 75,000 • Religion: Islam • Status: Less than 0.01% Christian An ACM – FTT AfriServe Survey

  12. PROFILE • The Bajun are Bantus who are likely a mixture of Arabs(Mostly Hijaz, of the Persian Gulf and South Arabia), • Somalis and Coastal Bantus. Bajun speak a variety of the Northern Swahili dialects. • Some Bajun relate their ancestry to Orientals and Europeans. Their culture varies slightly depending on their origin. An ACM – FTT AfriServe Survey

  13. NEEDS • Fresh water • Electricity and sewage systems. An ACM – FTT AfriServe Survey

  14. PRAYER POINTERS • Pray against the spirit of Islam that has bound the Bajun for so long.` • Ask God to call people who are willing to live among the Bajun. • Ask God to open doors for mission agencies. • Pray that God will call out prayer teams to break up the soil through worship and intercession. • Ask God to strengthen, encourage and protect the small number of Banju speakers. • Pray that God will complete the work begun in the hearts of these believes through adequate discipleship. An ACM – FTT AfriServe Survey

  15. THE BONI DEMOGRAPHICS • Population: 5,000 • Religion: Islam • Status: Less than 0.2% Christian An ACM – FTT AfriServe Survey

  16. PROFILE In the Kiunga and Witu divisions of the Lamu District at the Coast of Kenya, we find the Boni, a remnant Cushitic hunter-gatherer group of people, who are believed to be descendants of the southern Cushitic group. They likely migrated from Shungwaya along side the Somali people, Oromo, from eastern Ethiopia, and are related to the Kenyan Waata and Sanye. An ACM – FTT AfriServe Survey

  17. NEEDS • Affordable health facilities. • Good infrastructure. • Security • Education • Food security. An ACM – FTT AfriServe Survey

  18. PRAYER POINTERS • Ask God to send gospel and medical missionaries who are ready to learn and understand the life of these people. • Pray that God would raise more missionaries to work with Boni. • Pray Missionaries will be given patience as they work with Boni people who are slow in adopting new ways of life and especially region. • Pray that God would reveal Himself to the Boni people. • Pray that God would supply the needs of these people. • Pray that God would supply the needs of these people. An ACM – FTT AfriServe Survey

  19. THE BORANA DEMOGRAPHICS • Population: 130-175,000 • Religion: Islam, Tradition • Status: Less than 1% Christian An ACM – FTT AfriServe Survey

  20. PROFILES In the north central part of Kenya are the peace-loving Borana. The Borana of northeastern province of Kenya are a section of the Galla-speaking people’s who in 16th and 17th centuries expanded into present day Ethiopia and Kenya. In the 1580s the King of Ethiopia, Serse-Digil, found that many Borana had penetrated into the centre of his kingdom. He allowed them to settle in the southern Dirre region. To this day, the Borana have strong ties with this region where they believe they were created. An ACM – FTT AfriServe Survey

  21. NEEDS • Literacy development. • Affordable, accessible health and veterinary services. • Security and infrastructure. An ACM – FTT AfriServe Survey

  22. PRAYER POINTERS • Pray for development of scripture story songs in the Borana language • Pray that the Lord will use the Borana concept of the unknown God’’ as a bridge acceptance. • Pray that the Borana would see how the holy spirit of the risen Christ can protect them against the “evil eye,” spirits of the dead, and other spiritual oppression and fear. • Pray that the Gospel will be represented in its totality and in away that is relevant to them. • Pray that God will supply resources for the Borana literacy Program. An ACM – FTT AfriServe Survey

  23. THE CHAMUS DEMOGRAPHICS • Population: 20,000 • Religion: Traditional • Status: Less than 1.5% Christian An ACM – FTT AfriServe Survey

  24. PROFILE • The Chamus inhabit the area South and East of Lake Baringo in Baringo District, one of the 17 districts in the Rift Valley Province. Their district borders are Turkana District to the North, Samburu and Laikipia districts to the East, Kiobatek to the South and Keiyo, Marakwet and West Pokot districts to the west. Their territory streches from ISland camp (around the southern end of Lake Baringo) to the Salabani. Some Chamus live on Kokwa Island in the lake, and some live and work in Naivasha town An ACM – FTT AfriServe Survey

  25. NEEDS • Literacy programs. • Improved infrastructure. • Sustainable availability of food and clean water. • Health services An ACM – FTT AfriServe Survey

  26. PRAYER POINTERS • Pray that God will raise help for the Chamus whenever they face constant flooding and drought. • The Chamus claim they cannot understand the Massai Bible and therefore press for their own translation. Pray that the scriptures will be made available in a form understandable to the Chamus An ACM – FTT AfriServe Survey

  27. THE DAASANECH DEMOGRAPHICS • Population: 5-6,000 • Religion: Traditional • Status: Less than 0.7% Christian An ACM – FTT AfriServe Survey

  28. PROFILE • The Daasanech are a Cushitic speaking people whose cultural identity is thought to be the result of their shared place of residence with other people groups, rather than of heredity. Neighboring communities have referred to them with different names, but the Daasanech consider these names derogatory. They have developed a unique tradition and culture, and welcome other immigrants who are willing to adapt to their way of life. An ACM – FTT AfriServe Survey

  29. NEEDS • Scriptures in Daasanach. • Literacy program. • Trained leadership. • Community development: medical, veterinary, and agricultural. • Security. An ACM – FTT AfriServe Survey

  30. PRAYER PONTERS • Pray for the current church workers and Bible translators to maintain motivation in difficult circumstances. • Pray for educated Daasanech leaders who will return to help their people. • Pray for an end to inter-ethnic conflict and violence. An ACM – FTT AfriServe Survey

  31. THE DEAF DEMOGRAPHICS • Population: 200,000 • Religion: Various • Status: Less than 0.2% Christian An ACM – FTT AfriServe Survey

  32. PROFILE • The deaf live within the same environment as hearing Kenyans. Because deaf people do indeed have their own language, culture and values, they should be recognized as a people group of their own in terms of Gospel outreach. They prefer to be referred to as the Deaf, as the term Hearing Impaired is used to refer to those who have lost or are losing their ability to hear due to age, accident or illness, have not learned sing language as their primary mode of communication, and/or have not entered into the Deaf culture. An ACM – FTT AfriServe Survey

  33. NEEDS • Recognition by hearing community as normal people who are capable to live a normal life. • Education facilities that cater to their needs. • Government recognition in the formulation of national policy. An ACM – FTT AfriServe Survey

  34. PRAYER POINTERS • Pray that God will work through his Holy Spirit among the Deaf. • Impaired o they might know, understand and accept the Lordship of His son Jesus Christ. • Pray that hearing community will learn to deal with the deaf as a normal human being, and that the deaf will confident as a part of the community. • Pray that God would supply the needs of many deaf people who are in poor conditions. An ACM – FTT AfriServe Survey

  35. THE DIGO DEMOGRAPHICS • Population: 250-350,000 • Religion: Islam • Status: Less than 0.05% Christian An ACM – FTT AfriServe Survey

  36. PROFILE • The Digo live along the Indian Ocean coast from the town of Tanga in Tanzania to the Kenyan city of Mombasa. They are primarily concentrated on the coastal strip between Mombasa and the boarder with Tanzania. The Digo, who mainly practice subsistence farming, are the second largest of the tribe of the Mijikenda. The are said to have migrated in the 16th and 17th centuries from a place called Shingwaya in present day Somalia, under pressure from the Galla people. However, no written record confirms this. Today the Digo are the most southern Mijikenda, which as a group as a group stretch north beyond Malindi town. An ACM – FTT AfriServe Survey

  37. NEEDS • Improved medical care. • Improved education capacity. • Improve water supply. • Assistance with financial and medical needs. • Improved diet. An ACM – FTT AfriServe Survey

  38. PRAYER POINTERS • Pray that God will cause the Digo people to become dissatisfied with their traditional religious and begin searching for the Truth. • Pray that God will empower the Kenyan Church with the ability and the strategy to reach the Digo tribe with the Gospel. • Ask God to soften the hearts and open the ears of the Digo people to the Gospel as it is presented to them. • Pray that Christian broadcasts will be made available in the area of Kenya where the Digo tribe is located. • Pray for the Christians working near the Digo settlements. Ask God to give them open doors of ministry to the Digo tribe. • Pray against the spiritual oppression of occultism and Islam. • Pray for whole families to become Christians together so that they can support each other. • Pray that the Digo will come to know the light of Jesus through reading the translated Scriptures. An ACM – FTT AfriServe Survey

  39. THE DOROBO DEMOGRAPHICS • Population: 40-60,000 • Religion: Traditional • Status: Less than 1.5% An ACM – FTT AfriServe Survey

  40. PROFILE • Sliding through the dense forest, the mud-covered young Dorobo hunter stiffened suddenly as he heard unfamiliar voices ahead. Creeping forward, he spied a group of oddly dressed people talking to his fellow tribesmen. “Is this really the end of the world, is this the Jesus they talk about?” he pondered . Curious, he stepped into the clearing and walked cautiously toward them. He had just seen the first Jesus-sent people to his own home. An ACM – FTT AfriServe Survey

  41. NEEDS • Additional missionaries to work among these marginalized groups. • Access to formal education. • Security problems. • Good infrastructure and health facilities. • Access to clean water. • Language surveys to determine the best languages to reach these people using literature. • Scriptures in the languages/dialects they use best. An ACM – FTT AfriServe Survey

  42. PRAYER POINTERS • Ask God to send missionaries who are ready to live and work with these communities. • Pray that there would be resources to do survey among these people. • Pray that it would be possible to translate the Bible in a language most appropriate for them. • Pray that God would be possible to translate the Bible in a language most appropriate for them. • Pray that God reveal Himself to these people. • Pray that they will start being incorporated in the development and be lifted from their economical situation. An ACM – FTT AfriServe Survey

  43. THE GABBRA DEMOGRAPHICS • Population: 50-60,000 • Religion: Islam, Traditional • Status Less than 0.2% Christian An ACM – FTT AfriServe Survey

  44. PROFILE • The Gabbra live in the Chalbi desert between Lake Turkana and Moyale and Marsabit, extending into the Bula Dera plain east of the Moyale-Marsabit road, and the Mega escarpment in southern Ethiopia. They share portions of this area with the Borana, Rendille, Samburu, Daasanach and Turkana. They still roam with their herds across the border. The Gabbra are an Eastern Cushitic people related to the Somali-Rendille in their historical origins in the southern Ethiopian highlands about AD 1000. The Miigo sub-tribe came more recently from the Garre group of the Somali people. The Gabbra are closely related both historically and culturally with the Sakuye people. They have exchanged their original language for the Oromo language of the Borana. An ACM – FTT AfriServe Survey

  45. NEEDS • Infrastructure. • Clean water. • Health facilities. • Education. An ACM – FTT AfriServe Survey

  46. PRAYER POINTERS • Pray that God will call out more missionaries to reach the Gabbra. • Pray that readable Scriptures would be available in a language that the Gabbra would be understand. • Pray for the Lord to use the few Christians among the Gabbra to reach others. • Pray for the works of Christ to be manifest among these people. An ACM – FTT AfriServe Survey

  47. THE GARREH-AJURAN DEMOGRAPHICS • Population: 140-170,000 • Religion: Islam • Status: Less than 0.01% Christian An ACM – FTT AfriServe Survey

  48. PROFILE • The Garrej-Ajuran are a small group of pastoralists who are believed to be Oromo heritage. They mainly occupy Mandera and Wajir District of Kenya’s North Eastern Province. They entered this part of Kenya in search of water and pasture for their livestock. An ACM – FTT AfriServe Survey

  49. NEEDS • Affordable health facilities. • Constant food sully to the bare and arid region. • Education and educational institutions to boost the literacy standards. An ACM – FTT AfriServe Survey

  50. PRAYER POINTERS • Pray to God for more medical missionaries to volunteer to work among the Garreh-Ajuran. • Pray that God would raise more missionaries to work with the Muslims of this area. • Pray for more presentation of the Gospel through the media. Since this is very strategic tool among the Garrey-Ajuran. • Pray that God would reveal Himself to this people. • Pray that God would raise intercessors for them. • Pray that a Somali church may start in Nairobi. • Pray for unity in the clans. • Pray for the fear between the people and the missionaries to be overcome. • Pray for churches to be effective in their outreach to this people. • Pray for the spiritual growth and discipleship of new believers. An ACM – FTT AfriServe Survey