Do you know what it's like to not fit in? The Zaza-Alevi people in Germany do. They consider themselves Muslims but have retained some ancient beliefs, giving them the label "heretic" by Muslims. They consider themselves to be Kurdish, but their language is different from any Kurds. Having migrated from Turkey, they are not considered German, setting them apart from the German majority.
Because of being rejected and set apart, the Zaza-Alevi tend to be protective of their culture. This is a wall that believers will have trouble penetrating.
Evangelicals in Germany and elsewhere can be united in reaching them through friendship evangelism.
There may be no followers of Christ among the Zaza people. If there are, pray that the Lord would bring them together under the banner of Christ. Pray that the Lord would unite them and strengthen their souls as they must be spiritually lonely. Pray that the Lord would convict the hearts of the Zaza.
Pray that God would reveal Christ as the only one to turn to in their sorrowfulness over their sin.
Pray for the Zaza people residing in Germany to find gainful employment and for a lessening of persecution.
Most of all, pray that our Father would become their Father and that they would begin their own church planting movement in Germany.
Scripture Prayers for the Zaza-Alevi in Germany.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2010-04-02|
|People Name General||Zaza-Alevi|
|People Name in Country||Zaza-Alevi|
|Natural Pronunciation||ZAH-zah AH-lah-wye|
|Population this Country||31,000|
|Population all Countries||233,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Alevi; Kirmandz; Kurd; Northern Zaza|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Location in Country||Many major cities Source: Ethnologue 2010|
|Primary Language||Zazaki, Northern|
|Language Code||kiu Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Zazaki, Northern
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Gospel videos|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Zazaki, Northern|
|Film / Video||The Prophets' Story|
|Text / Printed Matter||Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.00 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|