Kabardian in Syria

Unreached of the Day  11/05/2021

Kabardian in Syria

The name looks Armenian, but it isn't. Originally from Russia, some Karbadian people live in northern Syria. Their life code values both hospitality and blood revenge; hospitality to guests and blood revenge to their enemies. Their youth are becoming radicalized by Muslim militants.

Ministry Obstacles

This radicalization may be an obstacle to evangelization, closing the door to outsiders since violence keeps people isolated and sequestered from new ideas.

Outreach Ideas

However, those who live in a land of strife are usually open to spiritual change since they see that the old ways are not working. They also have the New Testament in their language as well as audio portions of the Old Testament. Perhaps someone can find a way to reach them through radio.

Scripture Focus

"This is why I left you in Crete, so that you might put what remained into order, and appoint elders in every town as I directed you—"  Titus 1:5

Scripture Prayer

Pray for the Lord to raise up elders to lead this people group into all truth.

Prayer Focus

Pray that the "tree of life" motif (see Revelation 2:7, 22:1-3), in their culture would become a "bridge of God," to open the door in their communities to the one who gives abundant life. Pray that Arab believers, especially Muslim background believers, would reach out to them with love, compassion and zeal leading to a powerful church planting movement.

People Name Kabardian
Country Syria
10/40 Window Yes
Population 33,000
World Population 2,005,400
Language Kabardian
Primary Religion Islam
Bible New Testament
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image