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Kamba in Kenya


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
5,095,000 Kamba Christianity 98.00 % 65.36 %   

Kamba in Kenya

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Introduction / History
They are located in the Machakos District of Kenya. One particular tribe is located in the village of Muthetheni, within the Machakos District. The village covers many square kilometers, possibly 50 sq. km. or more. There is a small town proper of Muthetheni of approximately 20 - 30 small structures. Muthetheni is in a semi-arid region that has experienced excessive deforestation.

What are their lives like?
All the local residents encountered were subsistent farmers with many of the men attempting to find work away from home. In most cases women and children share the work of survival at home. There are two brief rainy seasons per year. There was an extended drought in 2008 and 2009. This resulted in the deaths we were told of amongst the Catholic community. A typical day includes a trek of up to three or four km. to dig for water in a stream bed, morning and evening. School beyond elementary is not possible because of cost. Malaria and HIV are the most common health issues.

What are their beliefs?
There are a substantial number of Catholics there. A local clinic attempted modest medical service and is attempting to evangelize through the schools and to reach people by training pastors and planting churches. There are also Mormon and Jehovah Witness. Many seem to be unreached with the gospel.

What are their needs?
Physical needs are ever present. Many are unreached with the gospel. There is a need to follow God-ordained values and choices. There is a need for hope that transcends the great difficulties faced in daily living.

Prayer Points
* Pray that their hearts will be prepared for the message of salvation in Jesus Christ.
* Pray for the spiritual and physical preparation of missions teams sent to them.
* Pray for pastors, churches and future church plants equipped to disciple those who are born again.

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Country: Kenya
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, East and Southern
Persecution Rank:44 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Kitui, Makueni, Kajiado and Machakos counties; small border area, Taita-Taveta county.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Kamba
People Name General: Kamba
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 104515
Joshua Project People ID: 12466
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 5,095,000
Population all Countries: 5,117,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Bantu, Gikuyu-Kamba
People Name General: Kamba
Ethnic Code: NAB57e
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Kamba (5,095,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): kam    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Independent
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity98.00 %(Evangelical: 65.36 %)
Ethnic Religions0.50 % 
Hinduism1.00 % 
Islam0.50 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican20.00 %
Independent35.00 %
Protestant30.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic15.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a significant presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 6   Greater than or equal to 10% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1850-1999
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1956-1974
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Kamba
Film / VideoWalk with Jesus (Africa, JF Project)
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Kamba in Kenya

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People Cluster
    Bantu, Gikuyu-Kamba     Africa, East and Southern    
      Kamba Kenya    
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            Kamba in Kenya          
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      Christianity     Kamba  
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