Arab, Saudi - Najdi in Syria

Arab, Saudi - Najdi
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People Name: Arab, Saudi - Najdi
Country: Syria
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 1,461,000
World Population: 17,987,300
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 / History

Saudi-Najdi Arabs in Syria fall into two basic classes, "true" Bedouins (desert dwellers), and "fellahim" who lead a more settled life on the edge of the desert.

What Are Their Lives Like?

They move into the desert during the rainy winter seasons, and back to the desert's edge during hot, dry summers.

What Are Their Beliefs?

They are 100 percent Sunni Muslim. Evangelical efforts to Saudi-Najdi Arabs in Syria are challenging due to harsh and unsettled nature of their lifestyle. There is a great need for missionaries who are willing and able to endure the difficult conditions of the Syrian desert to reach them for Christ.

What Are Their Needs?

Medical and educational assistance by believers is needed for these transient people. Broken and obedient workers need to go to these people and live among them, serving and loving them as Christ's hands and feet.

Prayer Points

There are no known followers of Christ, so pray that this will be the decade where the Holy Spirit begins to build his church among them.

Pray for Bible believing fellowships and disciple-making groups to flourish among them.

Pray for spiritual discernment and hunger among the Najdi Arabs.

Pray for the Lord to bless the families among the Saudi-Najdi Arabs in Syria with his presence and mercy.

Text Source:   Joshua Project