The Toposa are known as fierce warriors and cattle thieves.
The Toposo were armed with AK47s during the civil war by armies from the North and the South. Today they use these AK47's to steal cattle. Most Toposa shun schools and train their children to tend cattle/goats and to work in the gardens. Wives are unable to halt sexual practices of their husbands which lead to rampant AIDS and venereal disease. Alcoholism undermines family prosperity. Men value large herds of cattle and multiple wives. Each new wife requires a dowry to be paid. The "dowry" is the primary motivation for the theft of cattle from neighboring tribes.
The Toposa are resistant to the gospel, preferring to depend on spirit doctors to cure diseases and infertility. They are at the mercy of spirits that come to steal and destroy.
The Toposa people need the chance to find the only Savior, the one who offers life to the full.
Pray that God would send believers from neighboring tribes that speak similar languages to share God's story and disciple new believers. Pray for godly servants who are large animal veterinarians, community health educators, and teachers to help the Toposa in ways that are meaningful to them. Pray the Toposa will stop stealing cattle and choose to be at peace with their neighbors.
Scripture Prayers for the Toposa in Ethiopia.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Toposa|
|People Name in Country||Toposa|
|Alternate Names||Akara; Jiye; Kumi; Ngithoposa|
|Population this Country||21,000|
|Population all Countries||357,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Region||Africa, East and Southern|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||39 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
Primary Language: Toposa
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
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|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name||Source|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching||Global Recordings Network|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Toposa||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||Magdalena video||Jesus Film Project|
|General||Gospel resources links||Scripture Earth|