Moroccan Arabs living in France have lives that are very different from the ones they had in Morocco. There is greater freedom for women to leave the home and even work outside of the home. Since they have been exposed to western culture on a grand scale, their traditional culture and way of life have undergone many changes. Political unity has always been a dream among Arabs, but today the greatest tie among them is still the Arabic language.
Most Moroccan Arabs feel that accepting Christ would deny their Arabic identity. To be a Moroccan Arab means to be a Muslim. Therefore, they find it hard to conceive of being anything other than Muslim. They need to understand that Jesus Christ died to save people from every nation, including theirs.
Believers in France need to befriend their Muslim neighbors, shower them with hospitality, invite Muslim family members into their homes and love them in the name of Christ.
"Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity and passing over transgression for the remnant of his inheritance? He does not retain his anger forever, because he delights in steadfast love." Micah 7:18
Pray that this people begin to experience the unfailing love of God and come to the knowledge of Christ.
Pray for the Lord to call people led by the Holy Spirit to share the love of Christ with Moroccan Arabs in France. Pray for God to strengthen, encourage and protect the small number of Arabs who have decided to follow Jesus in France. Pray that France would be the incubator for a Disciple Making Movement that will spread to Morocco and beyond.
|People Name||Arabic-speaking Moroccans|
|Language||Arabic, Moroccan Spoken|
|Online Audio NT||Yes|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|