Bedouin, Laguat of Algeria
Bedouin society is organized according to a series of overlapping kin groups. The family is the smallest unit, followed by the clan, then the tribe. In the past, it was shameful for a Bedouin to accept a wage-paying job. Today, however, many have been forced by economic circumstances into full or part-time employment. To endure the extreme heat of the desert, the Bedouin wear lightweight, light-colored clothing. It is very loose-fitting, allowing for the circulation of air and freedom of movement. While most Bedouin are Sunni Muslims there is still a basic belief in spirits known as jinnis.
There is always spiritual opposition when Jesus Christ is presented to people. Pray for workers to be prepared for this.
There are a number of resources available in the language of the Algerian Bedouin, Gospel recordings and videos included. Pray for workers to take these resources to the people.
Pray for the followers of Christ
There are no known Christian believers among the Laguat Bedouin, but pray that they may even now God will be preparing their hearts. Pray they will be open and accepting of God's messengers when they come.
Pray for the entire people group
Pray for adequate rainfall to support the livestock of the Bedouin, and, as needed, for employment opportunities.
"How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, 'Your God reigns!'" Isaiah 52:7
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