Guhayna in Sudan

The Guhayna are a nomadic tribe of Sudanese Arabs. In fact, sometimes their name is used to refer to nearly all the nomadic groups in Sudan. The term juhayna is applied to all (mostly) nomadic arab groups in Sudan. It also is used for this particular people group, which would be more aptly called "Juhayna Proper." They live among the southern Rufa'a. The single thread of a common culture binds these Sudanese Arabs with other Arabs from around the world. Aspects of pure Arab life, such as rigid codes of honor, loyalty, and hospitality, have remained strong in Sudanese Arab culture. There are few Sudanese Arab Christians; conversion from Islam to Christianity is not well-accepted and often comes with severe consequences.

Ministry Obstacles
While there have been Christian workers in Sudan for many years, most concentrate on reaching the southern Sudanese and neglect the country's Muslim majority.

Outreach Ideas
There are a number of gospel resources in their language. Pray there will be opportunities to use these tools effectively.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are probably a few followers of Christ among the Guhayna people, but very few. Please pray for these people and the others whom the Lord will soon draw to himself. Pray they will live holy lives and will be joyful always, praying continually, and giving thanks to the Lord in all circumstances.

Pray for the entire people group
Please pray for adequate rainfall for the crops and livestock of the Guhayna Arabs, and for pure drinking water for themselves.

Scripture Focus
"And you shall be my witnesses, both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth." Acts 1:8

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