Among the LaarimAn Unreached People Who Waited
Photography by Jason Ransom, Written by Heidi Thulin
A Laarim family, consisting of a man, his wives, and their children, is immensely proud of their cattle, sheep, and goats. They also farm sorghum, sesame, maize, and ground nuts (peanuts), but this is second in priority to the well-being of their herds. They eat local—whatever is growing around them and whatever they can find. From a young age, they are taught to identify every weed and plant and tree and know which parts are edible. Young boys also study the anthills, looking for honeybee deposits, and dig for the sweet substance with their hands or sticks.
All the neighboring tribes have the Word of God. Why has it not come to us?
They dream of a day when the Boya Hills will be filled with songs of God’s praise.