Most of the Arabs in Canada are college students. They come to Canada to receive a good education in medicine and other high level studies. Their numbers are increasing, and Canadians are also beginning to attend universities in Arab countries. In addition to studying, they like to celebrate their own holidays. For example, Kuwaiti Arabs celebrate National Day, held on February 25-26. This is Kuwait's independence day, and some of them celebrate by building snowmen, something which they cannot do in hot, dry Kuwait.
There are two main obstacles to Arabs in Canada hearing and responding to the gospel. First of all, they identify with Islam as their heart religion, even if they don't practice it. Islam is a key part of their identity. Secondly, Arabs in Canada have large amounts of money, a situation which makes it hard for them to accept new ideas.
Pray the Lord will start a movement of Arab families experiencing God's blessings. Canadian believers can join Arabs in their celebrations, and offer them the JESUS Film and other appropriate materials. Canadian believers can probably share gospel materials with Arabs they meet while traveling to Gulf countries, so long as they do it discreetly.
There are a couple of Arab believers in Canada. Pray that they will become stronger in their faith and in the fruit of the Holy Spirit so they can be prepared to give an answer when Muslims question them. * Pray that despite their wealth and relatively easy life that Arabs will knock, seek, and find the Savior.
* Pray for strong friendships to develop between Muslims and Canadian believers that will lead to opportunities to share Christ.
* Pray that Muslims will use the freedom of Canada to find out about Jesus.
Scripture Prayers for the Arab, Arabic Gulf Spoken in Canada.
|Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest|
|Emirati Arabs profile for Children and Family Missions Activities|
|People Name General||Arab, Arabic Gulf Spoken|
|People Name in Country||Arab, Arabic Gulf Spoken|
|Natural Name||Gulf-spoken Arab|
|Population this Country||78,000|
|Population all Countries||7,140,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||2|
|Alternate Names||Al-Hasaa; Arab; Arab, Gulf Arabic Speaking; Bahraini Arab; Emirian; Gulf Arab; Gulf Arabic Speaking; Gulf Arabs; Gulf Speaking; Iranian Arab; Saudi Arab|
|Region||America, North and Caribbean|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Primary Language||Arabic, Gulf Spoken (78,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||afb Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Arabic, Gulf Spoken
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Arabic Bibles Online|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Film / Video||God's Love Story|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Arabic, Gulf Spoken|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Text / Printed Matter||Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)|
|Text / Printed Matter||Tools for faith conversations|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.80 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|