Baharia, Wahati in Egypt

Baharia, Wahati
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People Name: Baharia, Wahati
Country: Egypt
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 30,000
World Population: 30,000
Primary Language: Arabic, Eastern Egyptian Bedawi Spoken
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Portions
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Arab, Libyan
Affinity Bloc: Arab World
Progress Level:

Introduction

Bahariya is the name of an oasis located in north central Egypt, roughly 370 km from Cairo. There are many villages in the oasis, El Bawiti being the administrative center. The people of the oasis are known as the Wahati people. There is substantial tourism to the oasis because of antiquities (tombs, mummies and other artifacts have been discovered there), and because of the beautiful surrounding deserts. Tourism has become an important source of income. The oasis has changed drastically since an asphalt road connecting Bahariya to Cairo was finished in the early 1970s. Electricity is now available, and the internet has become available. The people are Muslim.

Ministry Obstacles

To visit the Baharia oasis will require some effort, as it is fairly remote to urban centers.

Outreach Ideas

Tourists are welcome in the oasis as they bring needed revenue. Christians can bring Christian testimony as they visit sites of interest.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

It is unlikely there are followers of Jesus in the Baharia oasis, but there may be a few. Please pray for any believers in the area, that they will have access to Gospel recordings, which have been created in their language.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Lord will be opening the spiritual eyes of imans as they study the Koran to understand Jesus (whom Muslims call Isa al-Masih) to be the son of God, deity. Perhaps he will reveal himself to some in dreams or visions.

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