Unreached of Day: 2024-7-17

Sorani Kurd in Iraq

Sorani Kurd in Iraq

Mentioned in the book of Daniel, the Medes are the ancient ancestors of Iraq's Central Kurds. Together with other Kurds in Turkey, Iran, Syria, Armenia and Azerbaijan, they are the world's largest stateless ethnic group, and are hated and undermined by the Arabs in Iraq. Their unwillingness to unite has worked against them time and again. They have two mutually hostile political-military factions which keep them weak and vulnerable.

Ministry Obstacles

Kurds associate the gospel with the West and reject it.

Outreach Ideas

Their biblical past is a bridge to open them to the gospel; it can be associated with Darius the Mede or perhaps the wise men. There are several gospel tools in their language: TV, radio and portions of Scripture.

Scripture Focus

"Enlarge the place of your tent, and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out; do not hold back; lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes."  Isaiah 54:2

Scripture Prayer

Use this verse to pray for the Lord to expand His house to include today’s people group.

Prayer Focus

Pray that the Christians in Iraq would unite in the global mission of God to bring the Kurdish peoples unto himself. Pray for God's protection. Pray that the Kurdish church would be increasingly evangelistic in ways that are meaningful to Kurds. Pray they would welcome missionaries. Pray that they would become increasingly dissatisfied with Islam and open up to the ways of Jesus Christ. Pray for a movement to Christ among the Central Kurds this decade.

Sorani Kurd in Iraq

People Name: Sorani Kurd
Country: Iraq
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 3,397,000
World Population: 4,027,900
Language: Kurdish, Central
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherent: 0.04%
Evangelical: 0.03%
Bible: Complete
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:
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