The Bahraini Arabs believe their ancestry goes back to Ishmael, the son of Abraham and Hagar, his wife's maid. They are the largest people group in Bahrain, which includes over 30 desert islands in the heart of the Persian Gulf. Some of them have migrated to Oman, another small nation on the Arabian Peninsula where the local people are solidly Muslim.
Bahraini Arabs have seen the excesses of Western "Christian" culture and they want to distance themselves from it.
Television and radio programs in their dialect of Arabic could serve to reach them about Christ. By being kind and sensitive we can slowly improve the Bahraini Arabs' view of Jesus' followers.
"That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saint." Ephesians 1:17-18
Pray for spiritual wisdom and light for the leaders of today’s people group.
With only a tiny percent of them being followers of Christ, we must pray for them to stay strong and to live their lives for Jesus. Pray for the Bahraini Arabs to have open hearts to the teachings of Christ and easy access to the JESUS Film. Pray for them to live fulfilling lives and to have all physical and spiritual needs met. Pray that Oman would be an incubator for a Bahraini Arab movement to Christ.
|People Name||Bahraini Arabs|
|Language||Arabic, Baharna Spoken|
|Online Audio NT||No|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|