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Kuwaitis have amassed significant wealth from their national oil reserves. As a result, a great deal of labor is outsourced to foreigners in the country. This foreign-labor economy has created opportunities for foreigners who have a heart to reach Kuwaitis with the gospel, despite the risk to their jobs and residency status. There is a sharp divide between Kuwait’s younger generation, which includes many who reject Islam and are open to new ideas, and Kuwait’s older, more traditionally Muslim generation.
Nearly all Kuwaitis identify themselves as Sunni Muslims, even though many do not practice their faith. Many Christian foreign workers are present in Kuwait, but churches are allowed only on designated compounds.
Christian converts from Islam are opposed by their families and communities.
What It Means To Follow Christ In Kuwait:
Kuwaiti authorities are opposed to Christian witnessing and conversion. The small handful of indigenous Kuwaiti believers must exercise extreme care in disclosing their faith in Christ. If they are discovered and refuse to return to Islam, they may be disowned, beaten or killed. A small number of converts have been accepted by their families and are even able to attend worship services.
Access To Bibles:
Access to Bibles is severely restricted. Most prefer to access Scripture online because of the risks associated with owning a Bible. Give Bibles
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- Pray that those forced to leave the country after becoming Christians will grow in faith.
- Pray that Kuwaitis who hear the Good News of Jesus Christ will put their faith in Him.
- Pray that persecuted believers who fled the country will be able to visit their families.
- Pray for the protection of Kuwaiti believers, who are meeting in increasing numbers.
- Pray that many young people seeking God will find Jesus Christ.
- Pray that Hadija, who fled her home because of threats, will grow in faith.