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.
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.
"Then the proconsul believed, when he saw what had occurred, for he was astonished at the teaching of the Lord." Acts 13:12
Pray for many from this people group to be amazed at what Christ can do to bless their families and communities.
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.
|Language||Arabic, Sudanese Spoken|
|Online Audio NT||No|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|