Living on one of the highest plateaus of the world in Kyrgyzstan are the Kyrgyz. The Kyrgyz are a Central Asian people group has roots in Kazakh and Turkic people groups. Their name is derived from the Turkic word meaning “the forty clans.” They maintain their traditional way of life and are nomadic herders who follow a tribal organization. The majority of the Kyrgyz are Sunni Muslims. Due to the series of events that led to Islam entering Kyrgyzstan the Kyrgyz maintain many shamanistic practices and blend them with Islam.
Engagement // What’s Happening Now
In 1996, Silk Road Bible College was established in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan. Pray for the graduates of Silk Road Bible College, that God will use them mightily to bring good news to Central Eurasia.
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Sustainability // The Bigger Story
Eurasia Community has a prayer initiative called Pray4Eurasia. Pray4Eurasia gives individual Eurasia countries their own prayer communities by mobilizing local churches and individuals to pray. You can learn more and continue to pray specifically for Kyrgyzstan through the Pray4Kyrgyzstan website.
Partnership // Move Beyond
Please spend a few minutes in prayer for:
- Pray teams will be sent to start church plants across Kyrgyzstan.
- Pray the Spirit will open the many hardened Kyrgyz hearts to hear the message of the gospel.
- Pray God uses and gives boldness to the few Kyrgyz believers to reach their neighbors and communities with the gospel.
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