The Ilchamus are a Maa people living south and southeast of Lake Baringo, Kenya. It's a poor community and lacks most modern facilities. There are education lacks and many can only communicate in their local language. It's a very traditional and culturally bound society, hierarchical, and male-dominated. They are pastoralists who also engage in fishing in small boats made of balsam trees. They are eager to learn new things, seemingly eager to create a better life.
The literacy rate for these people is not high. The good news of Christ needs to come to them in oral form, as well as in written form.
Please pray that Kenyan Christians of other tribes will be led by God's Spirit to take the Gospel to the Ilchamus tribe.
There are a few Christian believers among the Ilchamus people. Please pray for teachers to help them grow in the admonition and nurture of the Lord.
Pray for rising literacy levels, and for the availability of good schools. Pray that parents will have a heart to help their children become well educated.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2014-01-25|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2016-01-22|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2017-01-13|
|Region||East and Southern Africa|
|Persecution Rank||18 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Location in Country||Isiolo, Marsabit, and Samburu counties: Lake Turkana east towards Marsabit. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
|Primary Language||Samburu (39,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||saq Ethnologue Listing|
|Dialect Code||3026 Global Recordings Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|People Groups||Speaking Samburu|
Primary Language: Samburu
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum of Bible Agencies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Samburu|
|Film / Video||My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)|
|Primary Religion:||Ethnic Religions|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent *|
|Christianity (Evangelical 1.50 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|