Alaba in Ethiopia

Unreached of the Day  8/18/2019

Alaba in Ethiopia

The Alaba people live on the central highlands of Ethiopia. The life style of the Alabas is very modest. Practically all the houses in the rural area are round-shaped, thatch roofed houses, made of wood and mud. They are without ceilings and have mud floors. Livestock spend the night in them together with people. 85% of the people get their drinking water from rivers and ponds by carrying it long distances. The Alabas are traditionally self-confident and very resistant to outside influence. This has kept them from modern developments and education, but this may be changing.

Ministry Obstacles

Self-confident people may not realize they are spiritually needy.

Outreach Ideas

The literacy rate is quite low. The good news of Christ needs to come in oral forms, as well as in written forms. Gospel recordings and the Jesus film are available. Pray for Ethiopian Christians to remember these people.

Pray for the followers of Christ

Pray the followers of Christ among this people will desire to follow Christ as Lord, not merely as savior. Pray for holy lives.

Pray for the entire people group

Pray for schools and clinics for more villages, and wells for villages that are without drinking water.

Scripture Focus

"Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation." Mark 16:15

People Name Alaba
Country Ethiopia
10/40 Window Yes
Population 356,000
World Population 356,000
Language Alaba-K'abeena
Primary Religion Islam
Bible Portions
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image