The Bedouin are descendants of Arab invaders and the native North African Berber population. The first Arab invasion of North Africa was in 643, but complete Arabization did not occur until much later. There are very few true nomads among the Bedouin, while semi-nomads are quite numerous. The true nomads herd only camels, and they wander freely. The semi-nomads cultivate crops, primarily barley and wheat. Nomadic Bedouin live in portable black tents made from woven goat hair. Half of the tent is for the women, children, cooking utensils and storage. The other half contains a fireplace and is used for entertaining. Bedouin have been Muslim for many generations.
Resources are available in the languages of most Bedouin, but how can resources be made available to these people living largely in remote portions of Libya?
Gospel radio can be effective in reaching people in remote areas, and is especially needed for nomadic groups. Pray for funding needed to create good quality programs and to keep them on the air.
"This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all." 1 John 1:5
Pray for today’s people group to perceive the holiness and justice of God and to be led by the Spirit to repent of their sins.
There are no known followers of Jesus among the Fezzan Bedouin. However, please pray for those the Lord is preparing for himself. They will need prayer support and they will need teachers to help them. Pray for the Bedouin to have adequate rainfall for their crops and herds. Pray also they would see the importance of educating their children well for a rapidly changing world.
|People Name:||Fezzan Bedouin|
|Language:||Arabic, Libyan Spoken|
|Online Audio NT:||No|