Through the centuries, life has changed little for Gulf Arabs, who live in long tents made from woven goat or animal hair. Gulf Arabs live in the desert regions of Iran, herding their goats and sheep, traveling by camel from one oasis area to another. These nomadic people are very proud of their lifestyle and feel like it is a step down to farm or have any other job. Some of them have had to settle in Tehran.
Gulf Arabs are very dedicated to the Islamic religious system that keeps them bound to works righteousness rather than the finished work of Christ.
It will take some very creative and dedicated groups to adopt a similar lifestyle as the nomadic Arabs and live close to them, befriend them, and share his blessings with them. For that reason, believers in Tehran should reach any Gulf Arabs they find in the city.
"All these things my hand has made, and so all these things came to be, declares the LORD. But this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word." Isaiah 66:2
Pray for the Lord to give humility and a fear of Him to this people group that will lead to them being blessed beyond measure.
Pray for God to send dreams and revelations of himself to the nomadic Gulf Arabs so that their hearts will be open and ready to accept the good news when they hear it. Pray for God to call special people to this challenge to reach these people with the good news. Pray that Tehran would be the home of a Disciple Making Movement for Arabs.
|People Name||Gulf-spoken Arabs|
|Language||Arabic, Gulf Spoken|
|Online Audio NT||No|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|