Eritrea

SIM first entered Eritrea in the early 1950s but was expelled in July 2004. All SIM ministries have been closed, and evangelical Christians in Eritrea are undergoing severe persecution.
Today, SIM supports a radio ministry, broadcasting to Eritrea and Eritreans in the diaspora in the Tigrinya language. The vision of this ministry is to see the current generation of Tigrinya-speaking youth in Eritrea, Ethiopia and beyond reached through radio and other media. Our vision is to set them on a discipleship journey where they enjoy personal fellowship with God, express an increased commitment to Him and his church, actively participate in making disciples and become leaders with integrity.

Eritrea

SIM first entered Eritrea in the early 1950s but was expelled in July 2004. All SIM ministries have been closed, and evangelical Christians in Eritrea are undergoing severe persecution.
Today, SIM supports a radio ministry, broadcasting to Eritrea and Eritreans in the diaspora in the Tigrinya language. The vision of this ministry is to see the current generation of Tigrinya-speaking youth in Eritrea, Ethiopia and beyond reached through radio and other media. Our vision is to set them on a discipleship journey where they enjoy personal fellowship with God, express an increased commitment to Him and his church, actively participate in making disciples and become leaders with integrity.

Communities where He is least known

Tigre

Most of the Tigre, descendants of the ancient Egyptians, converted to Islam during the 1800s. Although they profess to be Sunni Muslims, most practice Folk Islam, which is a blend of Islam and animistic beliefs.
The Tigre are traditionally nomadic shepherds, and although many are still nomads, most are semi-nomadic. Others have become settled farmers. The Tigre in Eritrea have suffered from recent droughts, famine and civil war.

Prayers

1

Pray for peace and stability in Eritrea.

1

Pray for peace and stability in Eritrea.

2

Pray for more Tigrinya-speaking workers to help produce effective audio broadcasts to Eritrea and beyond.

2

Pray for more Tigrinya-speaking workers to help produce effective audio broadcasts to Eritrea and beyond.

3

Pray for the listeners of the broadcasts, especially the youth, to fully commit to life in Christ and journey with him faithfully.

3

Pray for the listeners of the broadcasts, especially the youth, to fully commit to life in Christ and journey with him faithfully.

4

Pray for believers, especially church leaders, who are imprisoned for their faith, and also for their families.

4

Pray for believers, especially church leaders, who are imprisoned for their faith, and also for their families.

5

Pray for God’s provision for the families of those imprisoned, and that they will continue to see God as almighty and loving.

5

Pray for God’s provision for the families of those imprisoned, and that they will continue to see God as almighty and loving.

6

Pray for the few known Tigre Christians in Eritrea, that God would strengthen, encourage and protect them, and that they would be bold to speak of their faith in Jesus to those who do not yet know Him.

 

6

Pray for the few known Tigre Christians in Eritrea, that God would strengthen, encourage and protect them, and that they would be bold to speak of their faith in Jesus to those who do not yet know Him.

 

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