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Toposa in South Sudan

Toposa

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
194,000 Toposa Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 % No   

Toposa in South Sudan

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Introduction / History
"Pray with me for a miracle! I need God to give me another boy in the place of the one that died." Luchiya, third wife of six, is without status unless she has a son. Thirty percent of the children under age five die in her village. Malaria, typhoid, worms and eye diseases are taking their toll. Despite these challenges, Luchiya is beaming today! She is learning Bible Stories from a solar device. She's a quick learner and has an eager audience. There are 66 Chronological Bible Stories on her device. Nearby, Maria has just cut off the totem from her wrist. She hoped it would cure her infertility. Today she has decided to put her trust in God.

The Toposa, known as fierce warriors and cattle stealers, are a tribe of roughly 300,000. They were armed with AK47's during the civil war by armies from the North and the South. Today these AK47's are used to steal cattle. The Toposa are resistant to the gospel, preferring to depend on spirit doctors to cure diseases and infertility. Most Toposa shun schools and train their children to tend cattle/goats and to work in the gardens. Wives are unable to halt sexual practices of their husbands which lead to rampant AIDS and venereal disease. Alcoholism undermines family prosperity. Men value large herds of cattle and multiple wives. Each new wife requires a dowry to be paid. The "dowry" is the primary motivation for the theft of cattle from neighboring tribes.

Prayer Points
* Pray that God would send believers from neighboring tribes that speak similar languages to share God's story and start new churches.
* Pray for Godly leaders who are large animal veterinarians, community health educators, and farmers to come and help the Toposa in ways that are meaningful to them.
* Pray the Toposa will stop stealing cattle and choose to be at peace with their neighbors.
* Pray for completion of Bible translation in this people group's primary language.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2013-01-09
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Country: South Sudan
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, East and Southern
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Eastern Equatoria State, Kapoeta North, Kapoeta South and Kapoeta East counties; along Singaita and Lokalyen rivers.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Toposa
People Name General: Toposa
Alternate People Names:
AkaraKumi
ROP3 Code: 110166
Joshua Project People ID: 15563
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 194,000
Population all Countries: 269,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Nilotic
People Name General: Toposa
Ethnic Code: NAB62y
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Toposa
Language Code (ISO): toq    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Roman Catholic
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity90.00 %(Evangelical: 0.30 %)
Ethnic Religions10.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican20.00 %
Independent10.00 %
Protestant25.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic45.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a larger relative representation among all who claim to be Christians.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 2002-2006
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Toposa
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
 
 
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Toposa in South Sudan

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