Jima Oromo in Ethiopia
JEE-mah uh-ROH-moh

The various Oromo people groups are the largest, most widely dispersed groups in Ethiopia. Composed of approximately a dozen tribal clusters including the Jima, these peoples prefer just the term "Oromo" when speaking of themselves. One basic value of the Oromo is tokuma, meaning group identity. The religious, social, political and economic life of the Oromo revolves around this. Most Oromo groups are Muslim, but there are some Christians among certain subgroups.

Ministry Obstacles
The Oromo are strongly tied to a group identity. Due to this "tokuma", missionaries can find it hard to convince them to give Christ a chance, as most of them are not willing to run the risk of being ostracized.

Outreach Ideas
Missionaries with electrical engineering backgrounds can build water electricity generators, etc. Doctors and those with science backgrounds can assist in water purification projects and help with medical needs. Veterinarians can help with their livestock.

Scripture Focus
"Praise the LORD, all nations! Extol him, all peoples!"  Psalm 117:1

Scripture Prayer
Pray that some from this people group will praise Him this year.

Prayer Focus
Pray that Jima Oromo believers would have strength in the Holy Spirit to stay firm in their faith. Pray the Oromo tribes of Ethiopia would be able to provide improved education for their children, and for a rising standard of living. Pray for a movement to Christ among the Jima Oromo people.

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