Tigre of Eritrea
The population of Eritrea is equally divided between Christian (Orthodox, Roman Catholic and Lutheran Protestants) and Muslim religions. The largest Muslim group is the Tigre, the only Eritrean or Ethiopian Semitic people which is not Orthodox. They are related to the Christian Tigrinya, but are culturally distant from them.
Cultural barriers are high. These can be overcome, but it usually requires much time.
The Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant Christians living near the Tigre can deepen their friendships with the Tigre, and learn to share the love of Jesus with them. Pray for this to occur.
Pray for the followers of Christ
The few Tigre believers live in trying circumstances among their Muslim family and friends. Pray for them. Pray they will keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Pray for the entire people group
Pray the Tigre people will have sufficient food in an area that often experiences famine. Pray for rain, and pray for improved living conditions.
"Give thanks to the Lord, call on His Name; make known among the nations what He has done." Psalm 105:1
Joshua Project is a research initiative of the U.S. Center for World Mission (USCWM) seeking to highlight the ethnic people groups of the world with the least followers of Christ. It gathers, integrates and shares people group information to encourage pioneer church-planting movements among every ethnic group and to facilitate effective coordination of mission agency efforts.