Introduction / History
The Kami people live in rural Morogoro District on rolling hills and mountain slopes mixed with the neighboring Luguru or Rugulu people. This highly Islamized group is beginning to see a breakthrough through the cooperative efforts of Asbury United Methodist Church of Tulsa, OK, the Evangelical Lutherans' Ngerengere District, and Brad and Tammie Harvey with Pioneer Bible Translators. The Tulsa church also has teams in the area.
God is working and some Kami are becoming Christians. It appears that community/church meetings are important in this area. The Kami live in areas where there is an active aqua culture (commercial fish farms) program run by the government and a Swedish development group. Tobacco has been grown in the area. There is a new effort to replace this with commercial duck and chicken (poultry) farms. There appears to be an interest in adult literacy and primary schools in this area. One school has developed a "green" charcoal made out of vegetable waste which is helping to counter the deforestation of the area caused by the need for fuel sources. This group appears ready for the Scriptures in their own language which the Harveys hope to facilitate in partnership with the other groups focusing on the Kami.
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