Shabo in Ethiopia

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People Name: Shabo
Country: Ethiopia
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 500
World Population: 500
Primary Language: Majang
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Christian Adherents: 2.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: New Testament
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Omotic
Affinity Bloc: Horn of Africa Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

They do not like the name "Mekeyer" which outsiders call them. They prefer the name Shabo.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Shabo live as scattered families and have no villages. They are hunters and gatherers, beekeepers.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Shabo people practice their own ethnic religion. This leaves them vulnerable to spirits that they depend upon for favors. Therefore, they must appease these fallen spirits.

What Are Their Needs?

The Shabo people need the chance to be discipled in the ways of Jesus Christ.

Prayer Points

Pray for the Lord to provide abundantly for the Shabo people as a testimony of his power and lovingkindness. Pray for a spiritual hunger that will drive the Shabo families into the loving arms of Jesus. Pray for Holy Spirit sent workers to go to the Shabo people in Ethiopia. Pray for a movement to Christ this decade.

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