Before Arabs migrated to Northern Africa, the primary inhabitants were Berbers, who were mostly Christian. As Arabs moved to North Africa, many Berbers either fled to other regions or embraced Arab culture and language. Almost all of Berbers embraced Islam. The livelihood of most Berbers revolved around farming and cattle raising. Because of the harsh conditions of their region, many of immigrated to other countries.Engagement // What’s Happening Now
Live Dead Arab World has church plants and church planting initiatives taking place throughout the Middle East and North Africa, including in Libya. Pray for these church plants as they work to bring access to the gospel. Learn more on their Arab World page: http://arabworld.livedead.org/Sustainability // The Bigger Story
There are over 35 million Algerian Arabic speakers in 18 countries. Most live in North Africa countries, but there are significant populations in Europe and the United States. Pray for churches in countries with great accessibility to the gospel, that they would reach Algerian Arabic speakers.Partnership // Move Beyond
- Pray God sends more workers to serve among Algerian Arabic communities.
- Pray for open hearts as the gospel is preached in Libya.
- Pray for Algerian Arabic speakers who come to Christ, that they would have joy and peace as they live for him.
“Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls” (1 Peter 1:8-9, NIV).