Kurd, Kurmanji in Netherlands

The Kurmanji Kurds are Northern Kurds who originate from the Area Between Turkey and Iran in the Caucasus Mountains. They are descendants of an ancient people called the Medes who migrated to the Middle East 4000 years ago. They organize into various clans, tribe, and tribal confederations that date back thousands of years. The majority of Kurds live in Turkey, but thousands of Kurds live in 32 other countries including the Netherlands.

Engagement // What’s Happening Now

Teen Challenge Netherlands was started in 1969 and serves to rehabilitate those struggling with addiction as well as minister to prostitutes, gang members and homeless. They reach over 800 youth in seven locations. Pray for them as they share the gospel with many hopeless people in society.

Sustainability // The Bigger Story

In the article, “Loving and Reaching Muslims in Europe,” Randy Hurst states, “The Muslim world is coming to Europe, affording the church a unique opportunity to share Christ with multitudes of people who have family relationships in nations with limited or no access to outsiders.” Pray that the seeds planted in Europe would be reaped throughout the Muslim world in the Middle East.

Partnership // Move Beyond
  • Pray for Assemblies of God churches in Netherlands as they minister to Kurds in their communities.
  • Pray God reveals himself to Kurdish people through dreams and visions.
  • Pray that the gospel would take root in the hearts of Kurdish people.

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

Joshua HuverKurd, Kurmanji in Netherlands