Spaniard in Morocco


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Christian
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Introduction / History

Did you know that Spanish is the fourth most spoken language in the world? Over a half of billion people speak Spanish. This puts Spanish behind only English, Mandarin and Hindi. The widespread use of the Spanish language came as a result from the huge holdings of the Spanish Empire from the 15th century to 1976. During this five-century period Spain controlled large sections of North America, the Caribbean, South America, Western Europe, Africa, and islands in Asia and Oceania.
Besides those residing in Spain, Spaniards are found in over 50 countries including Morocco. Most Spaniards in Morocco live in Tangier, Rabat or Casablanca. Northern Morocco was a protectorate of Spain starting in 1912. This allowed people to easily migrate from one land to the other.


What Are Their Lives Like?

For decades Moroccans came to Spain looking for low paying work. Ironically, since Spain's economy has faltered, Spaniards sometimes move to Morocco when they face unemployment. Some leave family and friends for this country that offers low paying jobs as mechanics or chefs. Their currency is worth far more than that of Morocco, so Spaniards can live well in Morocco.


What Are Their Beliefs?

There is much culture shock for the Spaniards. Morocco is a Muslim country. Roman Catholic Spaniards are used to having easy access to alcohol and not being waken up to the Muslim call to prayer. Social expectations are conservative in Morocco.


What Are Their Needs?

Most Spanish people are nominally Roman Catholics. Only about 10% of Spanish Catholics attend mass on a weekly basis. They get married and buried by the Roman Catholic church. Their children are baptized by Roman Catholic priests into the church. Most Spanish people in Morocco are more concerned with their family's economic and social well-being rather than teachings of the Roman church.
Evangelical Christians believe that the Bible is the only source of authority for Christ's church. Roman Catholics see tradition and the official teachings of the popes and bishops as equal to or superior to the Bible. Catholics pray to God, Mary and the saints while evangelicals pray only to God. Still evangelicals and Catholics have many beliefs in common such as the Trinity and the virgin birth, the deity, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.


Prayer Points

Spaniards need to understand that they can have a personal love relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Christianity is not a set of rules or system of morality. Christians can know for certain that their sins are forgiven, and they have eternal life. According to Roman Catholic teaching, one cannot be assured of one's salvation.


Scripture Prayers for the Spaniard in Morocco.


References

Pray for the Holy Spirit to revive the Roman Catholic church in Morocco so that it focuses on Jesus Christ.
Pray for Spanish churches in Morocco to be Christ centered rather than tradition centered.
Pray that the Lord sends disciple-makers to the Spanish people in Morocco.
Pray for spiritual hunger and a discernment that will keep the Spanish people in Morocco away from spiritual counterfeits.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Spaniard
People Name in Country Spaniard
Population this Country 7,000
Population all Countries 29,748,000
Total Countries 50
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Argentinian White; Camba; Chilean; Colombian; Cuban; Dominican; Dominican Mulatto; Hispanics; Latin American; Latin American White; Latinos; Mestico; Mestizo; Mexican; Peruvian; Puerto Rican White; Salvadoran; Uruguayan; Venezuelan Mestizo
People ID 15077
ROP3 Code 109534
Country Morocco
Region Africa, North and Middle East
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 27  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country North coast scattered   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Country Morocco
Region Africa, North and Middle East
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 27  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country North coast scattered.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.00 %)
77.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
3.00 %
Non-Religious
20.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Spanish (7,000 speakers)
Language Code spa   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Spanish (7,000 speakers)
Language Code spa   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Spanish

Primary Language:  Spanish

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1514-1985)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1543-1999)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1553-2017)
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