In the first few centuries after Christ, a strong church was established in present-day Tunisia despite intense persecution from the Romans. Disunity, factions and a failure to translate the Bible into the local languages weakened the church. When Arab invaders arrived in the 7th century, Islam spread rapidly and Christian roots were forgotten.
Few Tunisians are aware of their Christian heritage. They equate Christianity with Western culture. They have been conditioned from birth to believe teachings that oppose the Bible. Their cultural surroundings prevent them from considering anything different.
Christian media (websites, TV and radio programs) have generated a great interest in Jesus. Facebook, YouTube and other websites are rising in popularity. Pray for creative ways to present the gospel using these means.
"So that all the peoples of the earth may know that the hand of the LORD is mighty, that you may fear the LORD your God forever." Joshua 4:24
Pray that the “nation” we are praying for today will know that the Lord’s hand is powerful and will give Him praise.
Tunisians risk losing their jobs, losing their place in society and mounting pressure from the authorities if they don't stick with Islam. Many of them live far from any other believers and have no opportunity for fellowship and discipleship. Pray that Tunisian Christians would be impassioned to reach their own people, sharing a clear, succinct and reproducible gospel presentation. Pray for Tunisian Arabs to become aware of their spiritual bankruptcy before God. Pray for dreams and visions that would open Arab eyes and show them that Jesus is the only way to God.
|People Name:||Tunisian Arab|
|Language:||Arabic, Tunisian Spoken|
|Online Audio NT:||No|