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.
This radicalization may be an obstacle to evangelization, closing the door to outsiders since violence keeps people isolated and sequestered from new 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.
"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
Pray for the Lord to raise up elders to lead this people group into all truth.
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.
|Online Audio NT||No|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|