Most of the Arabs in Canada are college students. They come to Canada to receive a good education in medicine and other high level studies. Their numbers are increasing, and Canadians are also beginning to attend universities in Arab countries. In addition to studying, they like to celebrate their own holidays. For example, Kuwaiti Arabs celebrate National Day, held on February 25-26. This is Kuwait's independence day, and some of them celebrate by building snowmen, something which they cannot do in hot, dry Kuwait.
There are two main obstacles to Arabs in Canada hearing and responding to the gospel. First of all, they identify with Islam as their heart religion, even if they don't practice it. Islam is a key part of their identity. Secondly, Arabs in Canada have large amounts of money, a situation which makes it hard for them to accept new ideas.
Pray the Lord will start a movement of Arab families experiencing God's blessings. Canadian believers can join Arabs in their celebrations, and offer them the JESUS Film and other appropriate materials. Canadian believers can probably share gospel materials with Arabs they meet while traveling to Gulf countries, so long as they do it discreetly.
There are a couple of Arab believers in Canada. Pray that they will become stronger in their faith and in the fruit of the Holy Spirit so they can be prepared to give an answer when Muslims question them.
* Pray that despite their wealth and relatively easy life that Arabs will knock, seek, and find the Savior. * Pray for strong friendships to develop between Muslims and Canadian believers that will lead to opportunities to share Christ. * Pray that Muslims will use the freedom of Canada to find out about Jesus.
"And Jesus, looking around, said to His disciples, 'How hard it will be for those who are wealthy to enter the kingdom of God!'" Mark 10:23
|People Name||Arab, Arabic Gulf Spoken|
|Language||Arabic, Gulf Spoken|
|Online Audio NT||No|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|