Day 7: The Afar of East Africa
Series: 30 Days of Prayer for Muslims and Christians – 2016 Ramadan
Presented in American Sign Language, no voice interpretation.
The homeland of the Afar stretches along the south-western coast of the Red Sea, from the south of Eritrea through the north of Djibouti, turning west into Central Ethiopia. As a nomadic people living in a hot and dry desert environment, they constantly travel from one pasture to the next one as they live mostly on the milk of their animals.
With a history steeped in conflict and warfare, they are renowned for their courage and dauntlessness in conflict against enemies from outside. Nowadays, many of them are moving to urban areas where there are jobs and opportunities. They have little ability as a minority people group to exert political influence or self-determination. Many of them have decided to follow Christ in the recent years, but persecution is also increasing around them as they seek to follow Christ and share the gospel fearlessly.
– For the few Afar believers to courageously and wisely share the Gospel message with their fellow countrymen.
– For the Afar to find ways to gather and celebrate their cultural identity in midst of change.
– That avenues will be discovered and used to share the gospel message to this people group.