Rashaida of Sudan

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Rashaida of Sudan

The Rashaida are a Bedouin people populating either side of the Red Sea, coming from a major tribe in mainland Arabia about 150 years ago. They are a nomadic people living in tents made of goatskins. They are herdsmen, breeding primarily goats and sheep. Since they are largely illiterate, they memorize in great detail the pedigree of their animals, keeping mental records of their herds over seven or eight preceding generations of the flock.

Ministry Obstacles

A nomadic lifestyle makes it especially difficult to build relationships with people.

Outreach Ideas

The Gospel message needs to come to these illiterate people orally, using stories from Scripture, videos, recordings and similar means. Bridges of friendship need to be built.

Pray for the followers of Christ

There may be a few followers of Christ among the Rashaida community. Pray for these people, and for the new believers that will soon emerge. Pray they in all things will grow up into him who is the Head, Christ.

Pray for the entire people group

Pray the Rashaida families will be able to live peaceful lives. Pray for stability in Sudan.

Scripture Focus

"The people who walk in darkness, will see a great light; Those who live in a dark land, the light will shine on them." Isaiah 9:2

People Name: Rashaida
Country: Sudan
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 116,000
World Population: 152,000
Language: Arabic, Sudanese Spoken
Primary Religion: Islam
Bible: New Testament
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image