The Sanusi are one of the most unique groups of Bedouin. They have been influenced by both the traditional nomadic lifestyle of the Bedouin and the religious teachings of a prophet known as Sayyid Muhammad ibn' Ali as-Sanusi. This particular Muslim influence has made them one of the gentler of the Bedouin tribes. Although the Bedouin once considered it degrading to have manual labor jobs, this has changed somewhat in recent years. However, most of them still despise this type of work. Almost all of the Bedouin in Libya are Sunni Muslims of the Malikite school.
Libya does not provide a welcome to Christian workers, nor do the Bedouin. Creative means of access will probably be needed.
Pray for gospel radio to reach the Sanusi people and that they would learn of these broadcasts. Pray for excellent programming, to which they will want to listen.
"Whoever says I know him but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him." 1 John 2:4
Pray for this people to learn and obey the commandments of God.
There may be a handful of Christ followers among the Sanusi people. But please pray for those the Lord will soon call to himself. Pray they would clearly understand that the salvation God offers is a gift from him, not something to be earned. Pray for peace in Libya, and that there would be a growing openness to Jesus among all the tribes in the land. Pray the Sanusi people would not be overlooked by God's Spirit as he calls many Libyans to himself.
|People Name:||Sanusi Bedouin|
|Language:||Arabic, Libyan Spoken|
|Online Audio NT:||No|