The Bedouin typically follow a hierarchy of loyalties based on closeness of kinship that runs from the nuclear family through the lineage, the tribe, and even to an entire ethnic or linguistic group. Disputes are settled, interests are pursued, and justice and order are maintained by means of this organizational framework. The individual family unit typically consists of three or four adults (a married couple plus siblings or parents) and any number of children, and is semi-nomadic pastoral.
Saudi Arabia is very hostile to any kind of Christian witness.
Sustained, focused prayer is first priority. Christian television and radio and evangelistic websites are very helpful. Muslim women need to hear how much Jesus values women.
Pray for workers needed to sow God's Word into Bedouin families, healing and strengthening households with God's blessings. Pray for the handful of followers of Jesus among the Bedouin, that the Lord will protect their faith and nurture it. Pray they will find each other and fellowship together. Pray for their encouragement.
Pray the Bedouin will increasingly be drawn to Jesus (whom Muslims call Isa al-Masih) as they read the Koran. Pray the Lord's Spirit will open their eyes to see that Jesus is more than a prophet.
"Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name." 1 Chronicles 16:28-29
|People Name||Arab, Bedouin|
|Language||Arabic, Najdi Spoken|
|Online Audio NT||No|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|