Unreached of Day: 2024-7-23

Shawiya Berber in Italy

Shawiya Berber in Italy

The Shawiya Berbers were shepherds and farmers from Algeria's Aures Plateau of the Atlas Mountains. Being in the mountains rather than the lowlands, the Shawiya avoided much of the Arab influence that pervaded the lowland areas, enabling them to maintain their own language, culture, customs and social organization. Most remain in Northern Africa, though a few have immigrated to European countries like Italy to seek better job opportunities.

Ministry Obstacles

The Shawiya living in Italy have seen a watered-down version of Christianity, and they do not understand Christ's life-transforming work. Most have no interest in hearing more, and their community pressures them into remaining Sunni Muslim.

Outreach Ideas

The Shawiya in Italy are seeking economic opportunities. Providing work or helping to connect the Shawiya with jobs may open doors to relationships and sharing of the gospel.

Scripture Focus

"The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn."  Isaiah 61:1-3a

Scripture Prayer

Pray for these blessings for today’s people group!

Prayer Focus

Pray for the hearts of the Shawiya in Italy to be open and receptive to the gospel. Pray for the Shawiya to know and experience the transforming love of God. Pray for the Shawiya to be equipped and connected with discipleship, and to spread the gospel to their families back in Algeria. Pray for economic opportunities that will help them contribute more to Italian society.

Shawiya Berber in Italy

People Name: Shawiya Berber
Pronunciation:shah-WEE-uh BUR-bur
Country: Italy
10/40 Window: No
Population: 38,000
World Population: 2,730,500
Language: Tachawit
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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