The Afar people traditionally live in one of the hottest and driest places on the planet. (The horn of Africa) The numbers of Afar living the traditional life of herding is dwindling. Their Muslim religion is mixed with ancient belief in spirits and the fear of those spirits. God is a far away, impersonal, fear judge.
From the 30 Days of Prayer Guide.
These believers ask us to stand with them in prayer:
- In particular, they want us to pray for courage and integrity for new Afar Christians to share their new-found love.
- They ask us to pray for open doors to Afar women, who are more difficult to reach.
- Finally, pray for the production of an audio version of the Bible in their language; especially needed for the illiterate is a mobile phone version (on micro SD card).