Sahrawi in France

Originally, the Sahrawi were desert nomads who traveled from place to place with their camels. A sub-group of the Moors, the Sahrawi are a mix of Berber Arab and Black African descent. All speak an Arabic dialect called Hassaniya. In addition, their religion, way of life and dress are Arabic style. By the 1300s, the Arabs ruled the region, causing conflict with the Berbers until the end of the 1600s. The Sahrawi are descendants of these two groups. The Sahrawi who immigrated to France mostly live in Paris and Marseilles.

Ministry Obstacles
The Sahrawi people are Muslims who believe our spiritual needs are found in Islam. Muslims are not often open to hearing about the One who is the Way, the Truth and the Life.

Outreach Ideas
There are not many resources available in their Hassaniya language except the JESUS Film. Believers can go to places where they expect to find Sahrawis and share the film with them.

Scripture Focus
"I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I hope;"  Psalm 130:5

Scripture Prayer
Pray that they will put all their trust in Him alone!

Prayer Focus
Since there are almost no believers among the Sahrawi people in France, pray that God will save key leaders among them who will boldly declare the lordship of Jesus. Pray for effective, evangelistic tools to be translated into the Sahrawi language. Ask the Lord to soften the hearts of the Sahrawi towards the gospel message. Pray for a movement to Christ among the Sahrawi people.

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