Unreached of Day: 2024-5-14

Fezzan Bedouin in Libya

Fezzan Bedouin in Libya

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.

Ministry Obstacles

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?

Outreach Ideas

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.

Scripture Focus

"Both we and our fathers have sinned; we have committed iniquity; we have done wickedness."  Psalm 106:6

Scripture Prayer

Pray that many family leaders from this people group will understand that their people are sinful just like the Israelis, and that they need to seek the Lord for forgiveness.

Prayer Focus

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.

Fezzan Bedouin in Libya

People Name: Fezzan Bedouin
Country: Libya
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 220,000
World Population: 220,000
Language: Arabic, Libyan
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherent: 0.00%
Evangelical: 0.00%
Bible: Unspecified
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: No
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:
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