1 Qembook Yalli qaran kee baaxo gine. 2 Too saaku baaxo hebelto’weelo luk manannaay, baaxo’bagul tu mananna. Inkih tan baaxo leek kibbinteh teneeh, dariifal kaadu kaxxa lee akak teneeh, kaxxa dite kaadu dariifal akak ten. Yallih Roocaaniyya too leeh amol haadak ten. GEN 1:1-2
This is from the Afar bible.
|They live in one of the hottest places on earth.|
|Afar in Ethiopia
The Afar claim to be descendants of Ham, Noah’s son. The Afar who live in the desert inhabit one of the most rugged regions in the world, known as the Afar Plain or the Danakil Desert. Most of the Afar are nomads who herd sheep, goats, cattle, and camels. A man’s wealth is measured by the size of his herds. Rural Afar live in camps surrounded by thorn barricades, which protect them from the attacks of wild animals or enemy tribesmen. They are Muslim, but many hold to pre-Islamic beliefs and customs. They believe that certain trees and groves have sacred powers. Spirits of the dead are believed to be very powerful. There are Afar in the UK, France etc.
Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray for the entire people group
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More (from Operation World)
Afar (also called Danakil) 28% Djibouti pop.(250,000) 9% Eritreans 1.7% (500,000)(Ethiopian (2 million)
New believers are in great peril and often find it difficult to find fellowship, may be jobless and some illiterate. Pray for educated and effective leaders. In Djibouti many are now in towns but no church exists yet.