Originally from Russia, the Kabardian are scattered throughout countries such as Turkey, Syria, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia. They are a Circassian people group who inhabited the land between the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov. However, due to war, they migrated to Turkey under the Ottoman Empire. They were once a religious mixture of Christianity, Islam, and paganism but are now predominantly Sunni Muslim. Approximately 146,000 Kabardian live in Jordan. The Kabardian are known for their hospitality and generosity. They believe that guests are “messengers from God.”
Engagement // What’s Happening Now
Faces of Eurasia shares the story of people whose lives were changed by having a copy of the word of God. Through being able to have a copy of the Bible many living in countries such as Jordan are able to discover Jesus as the Son of God and as the only way to find salvation. Pray for a completed Bible in Kabardian so that many Kabardians may be able to find the truth.
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Sustainability // The Bigger Story
Prayer is a vital part of bringing the gospel to Kabardians in Jordan. Global Initiative focuses on prayer for Muslims. Every Friday Christians around the world partner together in their homes, schools, churches, and workplaces to pray for the Gospel to be shared with Muslims and for our Muslim friends to have receptive hearts. Visit Jumaa Prayer Fellowship to get involved!
Partnership // Move Beyond
Please spend a few minutes in prayer for:
- There are few Christians among the Kabardians. Pray that those few will be encouraged, and that God will use them to share the gospel with their families and neighbors.
- Pray that the church in Jordan will follow God’s leading to reach people such as the Kabardian.
- Pray that the Lord will open the hearts of the Kabardian to the gospel.
- Pray for the establishment of a church in their community.
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