Northern African and Middle Eastern Unengaged Peoples

The Tidikelt Berbers are a small population in southern Algeria. Though they were conquered by Arabs during the Islamic expansion in the sixth century, they are largely nominal Muslims with lingering traditional tribal beliefs and practices. The Tidikelt have had a more difficult time keeping their language, Tamzight, than other Berber tribes, so they speak Algerian Arabic as their primary language. Fortunately, there are gospel resources in both languages, so they can choose which they prefer. Berber peoples are historically more likely to come to Christ than Arabs because Islam is not at the core of their identity. Pray that Tidikelt Berbers will find their identity in Christ. Ask the Lord to make gospel resources readily available to them, and pray that many will desire to search for the truth. Pray boldly that many Tidikelt will believe and be found before the throne described in Revelation 7:9 (ESV): “After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb.”