Arab, Saudi - Najdi in Iraq

Arab, Saudi - Najdi
Photo Source:  James Gordon  Creative Commons 
Map Source:  People Group location: IMB. Map geography: ESRI / GMI. Map design: Joshua Project.
People Name: Arab, Saudi - Najdi
Country: Iraq
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 1,750,000
World Population: 17,658,100
Primary Language: Arabic, Najdi Spoken
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Portions
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Bedouin, Arabian
Affinity Bloc: Arab World
Progress Level:

Introduction

Saudi-Najdi Arabs in Iraq live a harsh existence, having no permanent homes, living in portable black tents made from woven goat hair. Woman do most of the work, while men socialize and make plans for the group. Their tents are their main possessions, and animals are very important to their nomadic lifestyle.

Ministry Obstacles

Evangelism efforts among this unreached, unengaged people group are challenging due to harsh and unsettled nature of their lifestyle. There is a great need for missionaries who are able to endure difficult desert conditions so they can have regular contact with these nomads.

Outreach Ideas

There is a need for medical and education teams to work among this nomadic people group to help them to help themselves.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are no known followers of Christ among this people group in Iraq.

Pray for the Entire People Group

* Simple things grow, simple things multiply. Pray for simple church and small groups to become a reality among Najdi Arabs in Iraq.
* Pray that God will overthrow the spiritual forces of darkness that oppose the spread of His gospel and ask God to deliver the families and communities within this people group from fears that hinder them from embracing His blessing of salvation.

Text Source:   Keith Carey