Aweer of Kenya
The Aweer are a remnant hunter-gatherer group living along the Kenyan coast in Lamu District on the mainland. In the last 30 years, the Aweer have faced very difficult times. In 1967, their homeland became a battle field in the war between Kenya and Somalia. In Kenya today, they are a vulnerable group, struggling to survive, in search of a new identity. Traditionally they depend on their elders for leadership and do not normally meet for village discussion. There are some men who have more than one wife, and each wife has her own house in which she lives with her children. The husband does not have his own home but lives with each wife periodically.
In the past, the Aweer tribe has shown disinterest in following Christ, but recently they have been more open than in the past. Pray for growing interest.
Pray that some Kenyan and Somali Christians will develop a desire to minister to the Aweer tribe, overcoming any tribal hostilities that they may feel. Pray for any funding needs that might stand in the way.
Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray for the few followers of Jesus among the Aweer people of Kenya and Somalia, that they will have teachers sent to help them grow in Christ. Pray they will accurately understand the Gospel of grace, not having it mixed with requirements of works. Pray they will be obedient to follow Christ's teachings and commands, in response to grace.
Pray for the entire people group
Pray the Aweer people will be given a desire to know Jesus Christ. Pray they will hunger to learn more about this Man, and will desire to follow His ways.
"All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations will worship before You." Psalm 22:27
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.