The single thread of a common culture binds these Sudanese Arabs with other Arabs from around the world. Aspects of pure Arab life, such as rigid codes of honor, loyalty, and hospitality, have remained strong in Sudanese Arab culture. The role of men in Sudanese Arab society, as in all other Arabic cultures, is extremely important. Children, and especially male children, are highly valued. Women are in a subservient position but are more liberal and dress more freely than many of their counterparts around the world. The historical link between Arabs and the Muslim religion is strong. There are few Sudanese Arab Christians; conversion from Islam to Christianity is not well-accepted and often comes with severe consequences.
While there have been Christian workers in Sudan for many years, most concentrate on reaching the southern Sudanese and neglect the country's Muslim majority.
There are a number of gospel resources in their language. Pray there will be opportunities to use these tools effectively.
There are probably a few followers of Christ among the Guhayna people, but very few. Please pray for these people and the others whom the Lord will soon draw to himself. Pray they will live holy lives and will be joyful always, praying continually, and giving thanks to the Lord in all circumstances.
Please pray for adequate rainfall for the crops and livestock of the Guhayna Arabs, and for pure drinking water for themselves.
"And you shall be my witnesses, both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth." Acts 1:8