Moroccan, Arabic-speaking in Spain

Unreached of the Day  12/30/2019

Moroccan, Arabic-speaking in Spain

Arabs have been in Spain for over 1,300 years. Since their arrival was from the south and their spread north was mostly prevented, Arabs are found in the southern regions of the country. Since there is much diversity found among Arabs regarding their physical, geographical, and religious makeup, it is the ability to speak a version of Arabic and identification with Arabian cultural heritage that unifies them. The farther Arab peoples travel from their traditional homelands, the more they tend to adapt to their receptor culture, to varying degrees. Arab communities are found in most "western" countries. There is greater freedom for women to leave the home, fewer arranged marriages, and less social pressure to conform to traditional religious practices. Most Arabs are Muslim, regardless of their current home country.

Ministry Obstacles

Ties to their home culture, isolationism and to Muslim orthodoxy can contribute to an unwillingness for Arabs to open up to Christian influence.

Outreach Ideas

Resources in the various Arabic dialects are available; however, a greater effort must be made to use these resources among Arabic communities.

Pray for the followers of Christ

"Arab" does not mean "Muslim" and there are Christian Arabs around the world. Pray for a vision among these people of God to reach their family, friends and neighbors who share Arabic cultural roots.

Pray for the entire people group

Pray that the softening of their traditional culture will create open doors for the Gospel to be preached among them.

Scripture Focus

"As for Ishmael, I have heard you; behold, I will bless him, and will make him fruitful and will multiply him exceedingly. He shall become the father of twelve princes, and I will make him a great nation." Genesis 17:20

People Name Moroccan, Arabic-speaking
Country Spain
10/40 Window No
Population 780,000
World Population 27,716,000
Language Arabic, Moroccan Spoken
Primary Religion Islam
Bible New Testament
Online Audio NT Yes
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image