Arab, Lebanese in French Guiana

Arab, Lebanese
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People Name: Arab, Lebanese
Country: French Guiana
10/40 Window: No
Population: 1,500
World Population: 6,384,100
Primary Language: Arabic, North Levantine Spoken
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherents: 32.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.50 %
Scripture: Portions
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Arab, Levant
Affinity Bloc: Arab World
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Introduction / History

Some Lebanese consider themselves Arabs while others associate themselves with the ancient Phoenicians. Both groups have made their mark on world history through trade and power. Others consider the Lebanese to be Levantine Arabs, referring to those who originated in Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine or Syria. Some also include Arabs from Egypt, Iraq and Turkey. Like their ancient ancestors, today's Lebanese Arabs live all over the world. One can find them in most parts of the world including French Guinea.

What Are Their Lives Like?

There are so few Lebanese people in French Guiana that they probably blend in with other peoples from the Arab world.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Like in Lebanon, about two-thirds of the Lebanese population is Muslim and one-third is part of a traditional church. They are usually more focused on their traditions than on the person of Jesus Christ and following him.

What Are Their Needs?

Whether they are Muslim or traditional Christian, the Lebanese Arabs in French Guinea need to put their hope and trust in Jesus Christ. They need the infilling of the Holy Spirit and the willingness to obey Christ so they can experience abundant life.

Prayer Points

Pray for the Holy Spirit to revive the Lebanese church, leading them to make disciples of Christ who make more disciples.
Pray for their fellowships to be Christ centered rather than tradition centered.
Pray there will soon come a day when the Lebanese people will send loving workers to unreached people groups in the Middle East and Europe.
Pray for spiritual hunger and a discernment that will keep them away from spiritual counterfeits.

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