The word Jbala comes from Moroccan Arabic Jbel, which means mountain. Thus Jbala means mountain people. A man or boy is called a Jebli while a woman or a girl is called a Jebliya. They traditionally have lived in or near the Rif mountains in northern Morocco. The Jebala favor pointed-toed leather slippers, and reed hats are traditional. Their musicians sometimes perform Sufi trance music.
Access to these people is limited. Pray for creative ways for Christians to minister to them.
Gospel radio is very helpful in this region that is difficult for outsiders to access.
"And because of His glory and excellence, He (God) has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share His divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires." 2 Peter 1:4
Pray for the believers in this people group to cling to the promises of God and escape the world’s corruption.
Pray for the few followers of Christ to cling strongly to Jesus and not be discouraged as they face trials. Pray they will learn to speak to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. Pray the Jebala community will be able to care adequately for their families, and for good schools for their children.
|Language||Arabic, Moroccan Spoken|
|Online Audio NT||Yes|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|