Northern African and Middle Eastern Unengaged Peoples

The Mandaeans of the United States are a group who originated from Iraq and Iran. Of the 46,100 Mandaeans globally, 1,100 of them live in the U.S., primarily in Texas and the northeast. Those of Aramaic heritage often call their language the “Jesus language” because it was spoken in Israel when He lived on earth. Gnosticism, a belief system that crept into the church during the time in which the Epistles were written, is part of Mandaean history, as well. Pray that these people, so loyal to one another due to their ethnicity and religion, will read the Bible, see the heresy in their own religion, and embrace the truth. Pray that Christ followers in the U.S. will reach out to them in friendship and share the gospel with them.