Jordan was established in 1920 under the British mandate and Abdullah I was made the king. In 1946, the name of the country changed to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Depending on the area of Jordan, the climate varies – some areas are very hot, some places get snow in the winter.
Jordanian Arabs are hospitable and friendly. They welcome travelers and women are typically more accepted in public presence than other Arab countries. Islam is the state religion of Jordan and most Jordanians are Muslim. There are few evangelical Christians and evangelism is difficult because of the strictness of the law, religion, and customs.
Engagement // What’s Happening Now
AGWM in partnership with CBN hosts a TV show geared toward women. The TV show allows for the hosts to discuss cooking and topics which affect families, such as infidelity or abuse. The hosts discuss these topics through a biblical worldview. They have had over 30,000 viewers in Jordan with many testimonies of God using this show to reunite couples and heal hearts. The Jordanian host shares, “Although we are targeting women, husbands watch as well, and the program is becoming a catalyst for conversation.”.
Sustainability // The Bigger Story
In order to reach Jordanian Arabs prayer is greatly needed. Jumaa Prayer fellowship gathers together to pray for Muslims around the world. Visit Jumaa Prayer Fellowship to join over 60,000 people as they pray for Muslims, including Jordanian Arabs, around the world.
Partnership // Move Beyond
Please spend a few minutes in prayer for:
- Use of media in Jordan has grown rapidly, pray that media may be used to draw people to Christ.
- Pray for a complete translation of the Bible in their language as well as resources to effectively witness to them.
- Pray God reveals himself to Jordanian Arabs in dreams and visions.
- Pray for the Jordanian believers, that God will protect them and give them boldness to share the gospel.
- Pray for more workers to plant churches and be a witness in Jordan and in the Middle East.
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