What do you think of when you think of Seattle? The 1990’s music scene? Coffee? Technology companies? …But what about East Africa?
Mostly concentrated in the Southeast section of the city, Metro Seattle is home to a large East African community. Global migrants and refugees from Somalia, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, or Kenya live & work in the Seattle area. Somali, Amharic, or Oromo are common languages spoken in East African homes and communities in the city.
Metro Seattle is home to more than 40,000 people who were originally born in a country in East Africa but have now made Washington State their new home. For potential missionary catalysts who love the people of East Africa, Seattle may be a mission field for making disciples and pursuing contextualized evangelism & church planting. The Pacific Northwest may provide an opportunity to reach the nations next door.