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PGTW - Pray for the Gondor Amhara People Group


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GoldenEagle

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People Group This Week -

Gondor Amhara people group

Pray for the Gondor Amhara people group. They believe that being a Christian is simply a matter of religious practice, not personal conversion.

Please pray for the Lord’s guidance, protection, and unity for Christian workers, national partners, and overseas visitors as they work together to make Christ’s name known among the

Gondor Amhara

people. Pray that the Lord will work in the hears of the

Gondor Amhara people

, bringing a great harvest of souls who become followers of Jesus Christ!




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From: http://www.joshuapro...=100293&rog3=DJ


Introduction / History

The Amhara people are related to the Tigray and Tigre people of Ethiopia and Eritrea who together make up the Habeshans. These people can trace their origins back to Shem, eldest son of Noah. They left present day Yemen and settled on the African side of the Red Sea inhabiting the Nile Delta and all land East of the valley down to the Ethiopian Highlands rnrn These people are known in antiquity as the Ancient Egyptians who retreated back to Ethiopia and Eritrea after countless takeovers of Egypt. here they established other great kingdoms such as Sheba/Saba and Axum. After the Middle Ages they soon split into 3 tribes: Amhara, Tigre and Tigray with their own languages that all derived from Ge'ez, their ancient language.

Where are they located?
After the countless times Egypt has been subdued by foreign power, the majority of the Egyptians retreated to the safe haven of Eritrea and Ethiopia. Today the Amhara live mainly in Central and East/North Eastern Ethiopia.


What are their lives like?
Amhara life has been mostly the same for thousands of years. Some live as farmers who reside in the Ethiopian Highlands while tending cattle and sheep. The father of the household usually does most of the farming while the wife works in the house making food and caring for the children. The eldest son sometimes helps his dad with the farming or is put in charge of the sheep if he is an only son. Though mostly given up now, other Amharas would adopt nomadic life and work as merchants. They road camels and ran caravan routes from the Nubian and Danakil deserts into the major cities like Axum, Adulis and Kumbar.


What are their beliefs?
From early encounters with the Hebrew people, many Habeshans adopted the early form of proto-Judasim. Though the high and ruling class continued to to practice the Egyptian pagan religion until Queen Makda of Sheba was converted by King Solomon to Judaism. rnrnChristianity came to the Amhara through Coptic missionaries. The Amhara and other Habeshans were the first African converts to Islam after sheltering Muhammed's followers from their enemies in Mecca. Because of the Islamic expansion, Aksum was cut from other Christian kingdoms which created their own unique form of Coptic Christianity by incorporating Judaistic rituals and laws and putting a large focus on monasticism. today the majority of Amhara people are Ethiopian Orthodox and the minority are Sunni Muslim.



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Also see: http://en.wikipedia....i/Amhara_people


God bless,
GE

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Amen and amen. +

Back in the day, I knew a lot of people there........

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Praying~!

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Praying for the salvation of these people.
It is great that they can trace their lineage back to Shem.

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These people will be in my prayers.

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Father God, Your word tells us that You are not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance and Lord Your word also tells us ": this is the confidence that we have in Him that if we ask anything according to Your will You hear us, and if we know that You hear us we know we have the petition that we desired of Him" so Father standing on this promise we bring the Gondor Amhara people to You and pray for these lost souls, Lord that when they hear the good news of the gospel the love of the Lord Jesus would overwhelm their hearts as The Holy Spirit would quicken Your word to their hearts and that many names will be written down in glory.
Father I pray this in the mighty name of Jesus. Amen

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Amen...In Full Agreement...Father...Show Yourself Mighty Bringing Eternal Life To Your Wonderful Creation, The Gondar Amhara People ...That They May Know You and Jesus Christ Whom You Sent... In The Name of Jesus




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