Bible Stories for the Extreme Horn of Africa

Craft Bible stories in three Isaji* and Suuru* dialects to reach seventeen million people among whom there are almost no known Christians.

The Extreme Horn project will develop Bible stories in the three main dialects of Isaji to reach the fifteen million unreached people worldwide who speak this dialect. The Joshua Project says that no percentage of the Isaji speaking peoples are evangelical believers. However, there are a few Christians. Your gift will enable long-term workers and this small group of believers to develop up to seventy stories from the Bible in each of the three dialects for use in evangelism, discipleship, leadership development, and church planting. Along with these three dialects, a team of Suuru* speakers will join the StoryTogether project. StoryTogether creates accurate Bible stories that communicate clearly in the heart language of the people and which are told in the natural storytelling style of the people group.

The Suuru is a Bible-less people group numbering over two million. Workers among these people groups will empower and equip mother-tongue speakers not only to craft biblical stories but also train others in their home country to use the stories in a reproducing church planting strategy. Offering the training outside the country is an expensive but necessary security precaution. 

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The Extreme Horn project will develop Bible stories in the three main dialects of Isaji to reach the fifteen million unreached people worldwide who speak this dialect. The Joshua Project says that no percentage of the Isaji speaking peoples are evangelical believers. However, there are a few Christians. Your gift will enable long-term workers and this small group of believers to develop up to seventy stories from the Bible in each of the three dialects for use in evangelism, discipleship, leadership development, and church planting. Along with these three dialects, a team of Suuru* speakers will join the StoryTogether project. StoryTogether creates accurate Bible stories that communicate clearly in the heart language of the people and which are told in the natural storytelling style of the people group.

The Suuru is a Bible-less people group numbering over two million. Workers among these people groups will empower and equip mother-tongue speakers not only to craft biblical stories but also train others in their home country to use the stories in a reproducing church planting strategy. Offering the training outside the country is an expensive but necessary security precaution. 

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Location

Northern African and Middle Eastern Peoples

Northern Africa and the Middle East is consistently thrust into the international news as it develops into one of the world’s most enigmatic-but-influential global regions. Vast economic development typifies it's urban centers, offering creative business opportunities for entrepreneurs.

Religious life permeates every society here, whether its residents are Muslim, Christian, or Jewish. Though Christianity began in this cradle of civilization, it is sometimes difficult to know if the church exists. Cities that birthed the gospel now house ornate mosques, temples, and skyscrapers. Thankfully, the church is experiencing a captivating resurgence among this region's 520 unengaged and unreached people groups.

Millions of refugees live here, displaced by war, famine, oppression, or poverty. Many are open to the gospel, seeking an anchor amid the upheaval of their lives. Pray for Christian workers as they share the hope of the gospel during this unprecedented spiritual openness.

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