Arab, Lebanese in Sweden

Arab, Lebanese
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People Name: Arab, Lebanese
Country: Sweden
10/40 Window: No
Population: 23,000
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 Sweden.
There is a small number of Lebanese Arabs in Sweden. Most came during and after the Lebanese Civil War that began in 1975.

What Are Their Lives Like?

With their small numbers, the Lebanese probably blend in with other Arabic speaking people in Sweden. There are Lebanese-Swedish athletes, actors, musicians and artists.

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.

What Are Their Needs?

Whether they are Muslim or traditional Christian, the Lebanese Arabs in Sweden 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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