Alawite in Turkey

Unreached of the Day  11/24/2020

Alawite in Turkey

pronounced: AH-lah-white

The Assad family is Alawite, and they have ruled Syria for decades. With various Sunni Muslim forces fighting against them, about one-third of Alawite young men have been killed. Many Alawites have fled to neighboring Turkey for refuge.

Ministry Obstacles

Spiritual matters are kept rather secret for the Alawites. These people are suspicious of outsiders.

Outreach Ideas

Believers can reach out to Alawite refugees in Turkey through food distribution, medical care, sports for the kids, and informal Bible studies. They can do plays and skits that will tell of the life and purpose of Jesus.

Prayer Items

As far as is known there are no followers of Christ among the Alawites in Turkey, so pray for a people movement to soon develop. * Pray that the Alawites will understand that the only way to know God is through Jesus Christ. * Pray for a strong Holy Spirit revival among the Christians in Syria and Lebanon that will thrust forth hundreds of evangelists to the Alawites and Muslims in their midst. * Pray for a movement to Christ among Alawites in Turkey and Syria.

Scripture Focus

"All nations you have made will come and worship before you, O Lord, they will bring glory to your name." Psalm 86:9

People Name Alawite
Country Turkey
10/40 Window Yes
Population 554,000
World Population 1,978,000
Language Arabic, North Levantine Spoken
Primary Religion Islam
Bible Portions
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film No
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image