Flemish in United Kingdom

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People Name: Flemish
Country: United Kingdom
10/40 Window: No
Population: 18,000
World Population: 5,747,900
Primary Language: West Flemish
Primary Religion: Christianity
Christian Adherents: 63.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.45 %
Scripture: Portions
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Germanic
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
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Introduction / History

The Fleming are a Germanic people group who speak Western Flemish, a Dutch dialect. They are the largest people group in Belgium, a country that came into being in the first half of the nineteenth century when they broke away from the Netherlands. The Flemish language and people are native to Flanders in northern Belgium. Yet the Flemish live in other countries as well as Belgium. Most of these countries are in Western Europe, but there are exceptions.

Flemish people began to arrive in England in the 1300s. Many of them were weavers.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Married couples among the Flemish often own small businesses. The number of divorces has increased. Before entering a business deal, a Flemish businessman might ask a potential client about their family life. The Flemish have a strong work ethic, and they consider it a matter of honor to work hard.

The Flemish enjoy fish and shellfish. They also enjoy a flavorful beef stew called Carbonade flamande or stoofvlees.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Fleming are usually Roman Catholics, but few attend mass regularly. Many have given up on spiritual matters and consider themselves agnostics or atheists.

What Are Their Needs?

The Flemish people need to put Christ first in their lives.

Prayer Points

Pray for the Holy Spirit to revive the Flemish church, leading them to make disciples who will make more disciples.

Pray that the Flemish will find secularism empty and destructive, clearing the path for spiritual refreshment.

Pray for spiritual hunger and a discernment that will keep them away from spiritual counterfeits.

Pray for the Lord to raise up Flemish Christ followers who will take the name of Christ to the nations.

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