Abaza, Arabized of Egypt

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The Abaza people are considered part of Egypt’s elite. They are originally from the Caucasus region and migrated during the Caucasus wars in the mid-19th century. They have inter-married with movers and shakers and are known for producing the largest number of nobles. They are considered “Egypt’s oldest parliamentary dynasty”. The number of Abaza in Egypt is estimated to be around 13,000. The Abaza people in Egypt are devout Muslims and there are no known evangelical believers among them.

Engagement // What’s Happening Now

There are no known evangelical believers among the Abaza in Egypt. Pray for church planters to creatively join the efforts in reaching the Abaza in Egypt.

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 Sustainability // The Bigger Story

Global University’s correspondence courses have been taken by many Arabs in the Middle East. They have launched courses which are free, at no cost, to Arabic speakers.

Levi Costello, Director of Communication and Marketing of Global University says, “Our motto is ‘Winning the lost and training the found, everywhere.’ Our goal is not only to win those who have never heard the lifesaving message of Jesus Christ but also to train those who follow after Him. The world needs those who are trained in sound theological principle to lead their churches and communities. Global University wants to equip followers in every walk of life to fulfill their calling.”

Partnership // Move Beyond

Please spend a few minutes in prayer for:

  • Pray that Egyptian Christians would have divine appointments with the Abaza.
  • Pray that business-people and other professionals may be called to work among the Abaza.
  • Pray for Abazinian leaders, that they may know and accept the message of salvation.

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Austin JacobsAbaza, Arabized of Egypt