Northern Kurds in Iraq

Unreached of the Day  12/16/2020

Northern Kurds in Iraq

pronounced: kerds

The northeast border of Iraq is part of a large Kurdish population of clans, tribes, and confederacies which have existed for thousands of years. They share several important and common ties of language, culture, homeland, and identity. They fought ISIS valiantly, and at great cost. They are farmers, raising cattle and goats, and a people who enjoy elaborate costumes, and bright colors.

Ministry Obstacles

Almost all Kurds are Sunni; class prejudice is common in this people group. Many of the most rebellious in Kurdish society have associated with secret and unorthodox Muslim sects.

Outreach Ideas

Many Kurds have endured much suffering in recent years of war and rebellion, scarcity of water, and resultant farming problems. Medical teams and civil engineers, and educators are needed to minister to these needy people.

Prayer Items

There are reports of hundreds of Christian believers among the Kurds of Iraq. Pray the Lord will send Spirit filled teachers to help them become true disciples of Jesus. Pray they will seize their opportunities to be Christ's representatives among their own people. * Pray for the Lord to bless families among the Kurds of Iraq with His presence and mercy. * Pray for a movement of Bible studies that will beget more Bible studies with the intention of producing Kurdish disciples.

Scripture Focus

"Through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations." Romans 1:5

People Name Northern Kurds
Country Iraq
10/40 Window Yes
Population 3,398,000
World Population 15,724,000
Language Kurdish, Northern
Primary Religion Islam
Bible Complete
Online Audio NT Yes
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image