Himba

The Unengaged Peoples Of Namibia

On a recent trip through northwest Namibia, many different people groups were noted. One of these was the Himba people of Namibia. The Himba are a small people group of about 50,000 in number. They are closely related to the Herero. They are a semi-nomadic people who live in a village structure but follow their herds of grazing cattle and goats. They have remained relatively isolated and still wear traditional attire, except for the few who have left their homelands to find work. They also have the traditional religious beliefs of their ancestors, including the holy fire which must be kept burning for the ancestors in each compound. Pray for the Himba people. Pray that they will come to a knowledge of Jesus Christ. Pray that as they live in an isolated environment, that they can see the salvation that Jesus offers as a gift and not as a destruction to their way of life. Pray for the Himba of Namibia.

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