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. They move into the desert during the rainy winter seasons, and back to the desert’s edge during hot, dry summers. 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.
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.
There are no known followers of Christ, so pray that this will be the decade where the Holy Spirit begins to move in their communities.
* Pray for the Lord to bless the families among the Saudi-Najdi Arabs in Syria with His presence and mercy.
* Pray for Bible believing fellowships and disciple-making groups to flourish among them.
Scripture Prayers for the Arab, Saudi - Najdi in Syria.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2007-12-30|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2013-12-10|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2019-12-20|
|People Name General||Arab, Saudi - Najdi|
|People Name in Country||Arab, Saudi - Najdi|
|Natural Name||Najdi Arabs|
|Population this Country||1,320,000|
|Population all Countries||17,344,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||26|
|Alternate Names||Bedouin Arab; Gulf Speaking; Murrah Bedouin; Saudi Arab; Utaiba Bedouin|
|Region||Africa, North and Middle East|
|Persecution Rank||11 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Location in Country||Widespread; eastern Syrian desert. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
|Primary Language||Arabic, Najdi Spoken|
|Language Code||ars Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Arabic, Najdi Spoken
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Arabic Bibles Online|
|Film / Video||Stories of the Prophets - Ishmael_Bedouin|
|Film / Video||Stories of the Prophets - Jesus (The Withered Hand)_Bedouin|
|Film / Video||Stories of the Prophets - Video Poem - David_Bedouin|
|Text / Printed Matter||Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.00 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|