Kabardian in Saudi Arabia
pronounced: kuh-BAR-dee-un

The Kabardians have been nearly exterminated many times over. They were involved in the Russo-Circassian wars that ended in 1864, which destroyed 90 percent of their population. Every Kabardian marriage ceremony involves the "tree of life," which represents their remarkable survival in modern times and hope for the future. They believe that hospitality must be extended to even strangers and that honor for their family elders must be demonstrated. On the other hand, blood revenge is a deeply ingrained cultural value.

Ministry Obstacles: The Kabardians have a fierce loyalty to their Muslim religious system. They are resistant to "strangers" who have historically taken advantage of them and threatened their very existence.

Outreach Ideas: Caring believers can slowly develop loving relationships with Kabardians and find opportunities to share that Jesus loves them and has provided the way for them to be reconciled to our heavenly Father.

Scripture Focus: "And a vision appeared to Paul in the night: a man of Macedonia was standing there, urging him and saying, Come over to Macedonia and help us." Acts 16:9

Scripture Prayer: Pray that the Lord sends messengers to this people group to tell them the good news about Jesus.

Prayer Focus: Pray for a Disciple Making Movement to take place with the Kabardians during the next ten years and for church planting movements to spring up, giving depth and spiritual maturity to all Kabardian believers. Pray for the effectiveness of the JESUS Film among them and for new, Holy Spirit-driven efforts to reach them through radio and television. Pray for their elders and decision makers to have dreams and visions of the victorious Christ that will turn their hearts to Him.

 


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