Unreached of Day: 2021-12-4

Bedawi Beja in Egypt
Bedawi Beja

Bedawi Beja in Egypt
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Bedawi Beja in Egypt

The Bejas attach a high importance to their hair. Their prominent crown of fuzzy hair has characterized the Beja for centuries. They worshipped Isis at Philae until the 6th century. After the temple was closed down in the 6th century by the Byzantine emperor Justinian, Beja converted to Christianity. In the 10th century Islam spread and gained popularity among the Beja people. Most Beja people today are Sufi Muslim, but black magic is practiced against enemies, and sacred fire is used to ward off spirits causing sickness and accidents.

Ministry Obstacles

The Beja have practiced a diluted form of Islam for centuries. It's part of their culture.

Outreach Ideas

Egyptian Christians live near the Beja. Pray they would take the good news of Christ to the Beja people. Pray they would be able to overcome any tribal hostilities.

Scripture Focus

"May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence."  2 Peter 1:2-3

Scripture Prayer

Make this your prayer for today’s people group.

Prayer Focus

There are apparently only a few followers of Christ among the Beja of Egypt today. Pray they would meet together to encourage one another and be bridges to reach more of their neighbors for Christ. Pray the Beja would once again discover their ancient Christian heritage, and that the Lord would remember the prayers of their ancestors.

Bedawi Beja in Egypt

People Name: Bedawi Beja
Pronunciation:beh-DAH-wee BAY-zha
Country: Egypt
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 82,000
World Population: 2,609,000
Language: Bedawiyet
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherent: 0.00%
Evangelical: 0.00%
Bible: Portions
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:
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