Guhayna in Sudan

Unreached of the Day  10/13/2020

Guhayna in Sudan

pronounced: goo-HYE-nah

The Guhayna are a nomadic tribe of Sudanese Arabs. In fact, sometimes their name is used to refer to nearly all the nomadic groups in Sudan. The term juhayna is applied to all (mostly) nomadic arab groups in Sudan. It also is used for this particular people group, which would be more aptly called "Juhayna Proper." They live among the southern Rufa'a. 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. There are few Sudanese Arab Christians; conversion from Islam to Christianity is not well-accepted and often comes with severe consequences.

Ministry Obstacles

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.

Outreach Ideas

There are a number of gospel resources in their language. Pray there will be opportunities to use these tools effectively.

Prayer Items

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.

Scripture Focus

"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

People Name Guhayna
Country Sudan
10/40 Window Yes
Population 2,122,000
World Population 2,122,000
Language Arabic, Sudanese Spoken
Primary Religion Islam
Bible New Testament
Online Audio NT Yes
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image