Ironically, Libya once was a country that took in foreigners; now they are going to other parts of the world. Since 2011 Libya has yet to see a government that is able to impose effective law and order over the heavily armed population. As a result, there have been up to two million Libyans who've fled their home country for peaceful ones like the UAE.
Libyans who reach the UAE are most likely to be those with money and marketable skills. Libyan businessmen and teenagers are also discovering the internet, where Christian sites may lend additional witnessing opportunities in more of a private setting.
Simon of Cyrene, who carried the cross of Jesus, was from Libya, and Cyrenian Jewish carried the gospel back to Libya after Pentecost. Islam replaced Christianity in 624 A.D., and they have never looked back. Libyans remain solidly Sunni Muslim. Most Libyan Arabs are not aware of what Christians really believe. Because of their strong Muslim roots, even if they had an opportunity to hear the gospel, they would not initially consider the message as having anything to do with them.
Libyan Arabs are one of the most unreached people groups in the world even when they leave their Sunni Muslim country.
Pray for Libyans in the UAE to have the opportunity to hear of the Risen Lord and hearts that are willing to live for Him. Pray for workers to go to the Libyans in the UAE.
Scripture Prayers for the Arab, Libyan in United Arab Emirates.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Arab, Libyan|
|People Name in Country||Arab, Libyan|
|Natural Name||Libyan Arab|
|Alternate Names||Bedouin; Kharga; Libyan; Libyan Arab; Northwest Egyptian Bedawi; Northwest Egyptian Bedawi Arab; Selima; Tripolitanian Arab|
|Population this Country||44,000|
|Population all Countries||2,766,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|ROP25 Name||Arab, Libyan|
|Primary Language||Arabic, Libyan Spoken (44,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||ayl Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Arabic, Libyan Spoken
Bible Translation Status: Unspecified
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name||Source|
|Audio Recordings||Arabic Bible Online||Arabic Bible Outreach Ministry|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Arabic, Libyan Spoken||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||LUMO film of Gospels||Bible Media Group/LUMO|
|Film / Video||My Last Day video, anime||Jesus Film Project|
|General||Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video||Faith Comes by Hearing|
|General||Gospel resources links||Scripture Earth|
|Text / Printed Matter||Tools for faith conversations||Campus Crusade for Christ|