Druze in Syria

Unreached of the Day  4/29/2019

Druze in Syria

"Druze" is a word derived from el-Drzi, the name of one of the early propagandists of the Druze religion. The religion of the Druze began in the 9th century AD, as a sect of Islam. Druze hold the Qur'an to be sacred, but look upon it as an outer shell, holding an "inner, esoteric meaning". They can be found in Israel, Lebanon, and Syria, and follow a lifestyle of isolation.

Ministry Obstacles

The Druze see Jesus as a major prophet, but not the Son of God. Also, their life of isolation makes them resistant to outside influences.

Outreach Ideas

Christian Arabs may have special rapport with the Druze. Perhaps the Lord will grant a burden for the Druze to some Middle Eastern Christian Arabs, and also to Messianic Jews in Israel.

Pray for the followers of Christ

Pray for the few believers among the Druze, that the Lord may strengthen them out of his glorious riches so that Christ may dwell in their hearts through faith. Pray these believers will fellowship together, and grow as the body of Christ.

Pray for the entire people group

Pray each individual in the Druze community will soon become persuaded that Jesus is truly the Son of God, and will place their faith in his finished work on the cross. Pray for multiplying disciples among the Druze.

Scripture Focus

"All nations you have made will come and worship before you, O Lord, they will bring glory to your name." Psalm 86:9

People Name Druze
Country Syria
10/40 Window Yes
Population 574,000
World Population 986,000
Language Arabic, North Levantine Spoken
Primary Religion Other / Small
Bible Portions
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film No
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image