Unreached of Day: 2024-5-17

Hedareb Beja in Eritrea

Hedareb Beja in Eritrea

What is the largest non-Arabic ethnic group between the Nile River and the Red Sea? The Bejas! One subgroup, the Hedareb, are nomadic shepherds who live in the desert regions of Sudan, Egypt and Eritrea.

Ministry Obstacles

Many believe the Beja are descendants of Noah's grandson, Cush. They have occupied their current homeland for more than 4,000 years. During this time, they have adopted Islam and mixed it with folk religion. They are also scattered over more than 110,000 square miles which makes it hard to reach all of them.

Outreach Ideas

The Lord can raise up missionaries who are willing to go to the Beja and invest themselves in the nomadic lifestyle. The Hedareb Beja can also encounter the gospel online and through radio.

Scripture Focus

"Full of splendor and majesty is his work, and his righteousness endures forever."  Psalm 111:3

Scripture Prayer

Pray for many from this people group to find this God whose righteousness never fails.

Prayer Focus

There are no known Hedareb Beja believers. Pray for God to establish his Church among this people group. Ask God to reveal himself to the Beja and set them free from the belief that they can please God through words without a Savior. Pray for a movement to Christ among the Beja peoples this decade.

Hedareb Beja in Eritrea

People Name: Hedareb Beja
Pronunciation:hay-DAH-reb BAY-zha
Country: Eritrea
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 213,000
World Population: 2,859,000
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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