Arab, Arabic Gulf Spoken in Canada

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Arab, Arabic Gulf Spoken
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Map Source:  Bethany World Prayer Center
People Name: Arab, Arabic Gulf Spoken
Country: Canada
10/40 Window: No
Population: 77,000
World Population: 6,385,300
Primary Language: Arabic, Gulf Spoken
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherents: 1.90 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Portions
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Arab, Arabian
Affinity Bloc: Arab World
Progress Level:

Introduction

Most of the Arabs 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 Arab countries. In addition to studying, they like to celebrate their own holidays. For example, Kuwaiti Arabs celebrate 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.

Ministry Obstacles

There are two main obstacles to Arabs 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, Arabs in Canada have large amounts of money, a situation which makes it hard for them to accept new ideas.

Outreach Ideas

Pray the Lord will start a movement of Arab families experiencing God's blessings. Canadian believers can join Arabs in their celebrations, and offer them the JESUS Film and other appropriate materials. Canadian believers can probably share gospel materials with Arabs they meet while traveling to Gulf countries, so long as they do it discreetly.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are a couple of Arab 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 for the Entire People Group

* Pray that despite their wealth and relatively easy life that Arabs will knock, seek, and find the Savior.
* Pray for strong friendships to develop between Muslims and Canadian believers that will lead to opportunities to share Christ.
* Pray that Muslims will use the freedom of Canada to find out about Jesus.

Text Source:   Global Prayer Digest