Somali people are one of the most homogenous people groups in Africa, speaking a common language and adhering to a single faith (Islam), although women do not wear customary veils, and sharing a cultural heritage. Most Yemen Somali are rural farmers, city dwellers, and nomadic shepherds. A growing number of Somali refugees have fled to Yemen in an attempt to escape Somali’s civil war and crime.
Although Bible resources, written, audio, and visual exist in Somali, people remain unreached. Somalis have mingled numerous beliefs and practices with their Islamic religion causing much confusion.
Pray that God will cause the revelation of His love and His Word to move swiftly through Somali families and clans in Yemen until He is honored and worshiped by them.
Humanitarian workers armed with God’s Word are needed to show the love of God to Somali people in Yemen in practical ways.
Since movements are based on the authority of Scripture, pray that believers reproduce obedience-based discipleship groups. Pray that God will raise up bi-vocational lay leaders and creatively reveal avenues for sharing the gospel.
Pray that God will raise up many prayer teams to “adopt” Somali people in Yemen; praying until the blessing of knowing Jesus spreads rapidly from family to family.
Scripture Prayers for the Somali in Yemen.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2018-12-25|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2019-12-28|
|Link Up Africa|
|Praying for Somali|
|People Name General||Somali|
|People Name in Country||Somali|
|Population this Country||447,000|
|Population all Countries||23,852,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||9|
|Alternate Names||Issa; Ogaden; Sab; Shabelle; सोमाली|
|Region||Africa, North and Middle East|
|Persecution Rank||8 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Location in Country||Mainly camps near Aden Source: Ethnologue 2010|
Primary Language: Somali
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1972-1976)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||I Against My Brother (Somali)|
|Film / Video||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Somali|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|Film / Video||The Prophets' Story|
|Film / Video||Walk with Jesus (Africa, JF Project)|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Kitaabka Quduuska Ah|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Somali Bible|
|Text / Printed Matter||Download scripture in this language|
|Text / Printed Matter||Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)|
|Text / Printed Matter||World Missionary Press Booklets|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.03 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|