Since the death of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, there has been much violence in Libya from factions that want to take power in this oil-rich nation. Libyans have been trying to escape the violence to peaceful lands in Europe such as the UK.
Though many of the British disagree with one another regarding what their policy should be, they are becoming overwhelmed with refugees from volatile parts of the Arab world. This situation will make it difficult to get the Libyans jobs without jeopardizing British people who need work. The situation will also give British believers the chance to tell this important unreached people group about salvation by faith in the Savior.
Libyans in the UK usually live in urban centers, especially London.
Libyan men in England enjoy soccer and talking over tea. Women and girls visit one another at home and enjoy family and religious celebrations, where they still remain separate from the men.
Simon of Cyrene, who carried the cross of Jesus, was from Libya, and Cyrenian Jews carried the Gospel back to Libya after Pentecost. Islam replaced Christianity in 624 A.D. There is freedom of religion in the UK, so the Libyans have a chance to hear about the Savior whom their North African ancestors once worshipped. Who will tell them about Jesus Christ?
The Libyans in the UK need to learn the English language and job skills that will be valuable in their new home.
Pray that the Libyans arriving in the UK will not only find rest and comfort, but also a hope for the eternal future through the Savior, Jesus Christ.
Pray for Libyans in the UK to learn of the Prince of Peace and spread His fame throughout England and Libya.
Pray for a Disciple-Making movement among Libyans to flourish in the UK.
Scripture Prayers for the Arab, Libyan in United Kingdom.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|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||25,000|
|Population all Countries||2,766,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|ROP25 Name||Arab, Libyan|
|Primary Language||Arabic, Libyan Spoken (25,000 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|