Eritrean Tigre in Eritrea

Unreached of the Day  10/02/2021

Eritrean Tigre in Eritrea

pronounced: ti-GRAY

The population of Eritrea is equally divided between Christian (Orthodox, Roman Catholic and Lutheran Protestants) and Muslim religions. The largest Muslim group is the Tigre, the only Eritrean or Ethiopian Semitic people which is not Orthodox. They are related to the Christian Tigrinya, but are culturally distant from them.

Ministry Obstacles

Cultural barriers are high. These can be overcome, but it usually requires much time.

Outreach Ideas

Pray for Tigre believers to become effective and fruitful in sowing God's Word among their own families and communities to fuel a movement of God's blessings spreading from household to household.

Scripture Focus

"Jesus said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am."  John 8:58

Scripture Prayer

Pray for this people group to understand that Jesus is not just another human prophet but is the eternal God.

Prayer Focus

The few Tigre believers live in trying circumstances among their Muslim family and friends. Pray for them. Pray they will keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. Pray the Tigre people will have sufficient food in an area that often experiences famine. Pray for rain, and pray for improved living conditions.

People Name Eritrean Tigre
Country Eritrea
10/40 Window Yes
Population 727,000
World Population 810,000
Language Tigre
Primary Religion Islam
Bible Complete
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image