Most of the Kuwaitis in Canada are college students. They come to Canada to receive a good education in medicine and other high level studies. Their numbers are increasing, and Canadians are also beginning to attend universities in Kuwait. In addition to studying, Kuwaitis like to celebrate their own holidays like National Day, held on February 25-26. This is Kuwait's independence day, and some of them celebrate by building snowmen, something which they cannot do in hot, dry Kuwait.
There are two main obstacles to Kuwaitis in Canada hearing and responding to the gospel. First of all, they identify with Islam as their heart religion, even if they don't practice it. Islam is a key part of their identity. Secondly, Kuwaitis in Canada have large amounts of money, a situation which makes it hard for them to accept new ideas.
Canadian believers can join Kuwaitis in their celebrations, and offer them the JESUS Film and other appropriate materials. The two nations are friendly with one another, so Canadians are welcome in Kuwait. Canadian believers can probably share gospel materials with Kuwaitis they meet in Kuwait, so long as they do it discreetly.
There are a couple of Kuwaiti believers in Canada. Pray that they will become stronger in their faith and in the fruit of the Holy Spirit so they can be prepared to give an answer when Muslims question them.
* Pray that despite their wealth and relatively easy life that Kuwaiti Arabs will knock, seek, and find the Savior.
* Pray for strong friendships to develop between Kuwaiti Muslims and Canadian believers that will lead to opportunities to share Christ.
* Pray that Kuwaiti Muslims will use the freedom of Canada to find out about Jesus.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|People Name General||Arab, Arabic Gulf Spoken|
|People Name in Country||Arab, Kuwait|
|Population in Canada||1,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Alternate Names||Arabic, Gulf Spoken, Gulf Arab, Kuwaiti, Qatari Arab, Saudi Arab|
|Primary Language:||Arabic, Gulf Spoken (1,000 speakers) People group listing|
|Language Code:||afb Ethnologue Listing|
|Written:||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|Primary Language:||Arabic, Gulf Spoken|
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Arabic Bibles Online|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Recordings Resources|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Arabic, Gulf Spoken|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible-in-Your-Language|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.80 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|