People groups change through the centuries. The Romans conquered Algeria and the Berber peoples who lived there. In the seventh century, the Arab Empire was in full swing, and they conquered and settled that same land. Though Algeria is culturally Arab, their form of Arabic has borrowed a number of words from the earlier Berbers. Thus, the nations of North Africa have their own forms of Arabic.
As Muslims, they believe that they must please Allah by obeying the right laws.
Because urbanization settles people and opens them to new ideas, reaching them in towns may be the best way to reach them. The gospel can be presented on social media, the JESUS Film, the Bible and audio recordings, which are available in Algerian Arabic. Some also speak Spanish, French and Standard Arabic, so other resources might be useful for showing them the way to the cross.
"And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, Speak to all the congregation of the people of Israel and say to them, You shall be holy, for I the LORD your God am holy." Leviticus 19:1-2
Pray that new believers among this people group will seek holiness by allowing the Holy Spirit to transform them from the inside out.
Pray that believers would grow in grace and knowledge of Jesus and the Bible. Pray that the uncertainties of life would open them to seek Jesus as the answer. Pray that the JESUS Film and audio materials would be used effectively among them.
|People Name:||Arabic-speaking Algerian|
|Language:||Arabic, Algerian Spoken|
|Online Audio NT:||No|