Berber, Ghomara in Morocco

The term Berber derives from the Latin word for “barbarian.” The name was given to North African people by the Romans in the third century A.D. The Ghomara live in the northern hilly region of the Atlas Mountain. They are primarily farmers who produce barley, corn, millet, wheat, and rye. They clothing, livelihood, and religion are virtually the same as the Arab community, however Berbers are proud of their ethnic heritage. 

Engagement // What’s Happening Now

Global Initiative attests that unprecedented spiritual awakening is taking place among Muslims around the world, and the primary reason is faith-filled prayer. 2 Corinthians 4:4 states that “The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel…” (NIV). Therein lies the immense need for prayer in spreading the gospel­ with Muslims ­– prayer pleads for the Holy Spirit to open the eyes of unbelievers to the light of the gospel. Continue to pray for Muslims, that they would know the love of God, and consider joining Jumaa Prayer Fellowship to pray continually for Muslims.

Readers, Writers, and Speakers

They do not have a Bible translation or any video or audio resources in their language, Ghomara. Few Ghomara Berbers are Christians, but a scripture translation can help lead to spiritual breakthrough in their acceptance of Christ. Pray a translation is translated and made available for Ghomara Berbers to read and learn the truth of God’s love.

Partnership // Move Beyond
  • Accessibility to Scripture or churches is minimal or entirely absent for Ghomara Berbers, pray for opportunities and open doors to plant churches in Ghomara communities.
  • Pray for more workers to serve and preach the gospel in a Muslim context.
  • Pray for a wider awareness to the need for prayer and engagement with Muslims in Morocco.

To get involved, see the Eurasia Pipeline. Interested in more opportunities? See the Wide Open website.


Joshua HuverBerber, Ghomara in Morocco