Summary The Ajuran living in northeastern Kenya are descendants of the Muslim Ajuran dynasty in Somalia. The Ajurans ruled over much of the Horn of Africa in the Middle Ages. Many of the ruined fortifications dotting the landscapes of southern Somalia today are attributed to the Ajuran sultanate's engineers. During the Ajuran period, many peoples in the southern part of the Horn of Africa converted to Islam because of the theocratic nature of the Ajuran government. At the end of the 17th century, the Ajuran state disintegrated into several successor kingdoms and states.
Ministry Obstacles Opposition to Christians can be quite strong in northern Kenya. Overt Christian testimony can be dangerous.
Outreach Ideas Please pray for those workers presently reaching out to the Ajurans of Kenya. Pray the Lord will give them encouragement and wisdom.
Pray for the followers of Christ There may be a few followers of Jesus among the Ajurans at this time. They very much need prayer support. Pray they will not waver in their commitment to Christ.
Pray for the entire people group Please pray influential people within the Ajuran tribe, such as the imams, will be given a growing interest in Jesus (whom Muslims call Isa al-Masih). Perhaps he will reveal himself to some in a vision or dream. Pray for faith to believe Jesus is deity, the son of God.