Ossetic in Syria

The Ossetic are the oldest Caucasian peoples who are from the central Caucasian mountain chain. They refer to themselves as Iron, Tual, and Digor. Iron refers to Ossetic in the east, Tual in the south, and Digor in the northwestern region. Most are Muslim, but they also continue to preserve their traditions, customs, and holidays. They originally professed Christianity under the Byzantine Empire, and Islam came in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

Engagement // What’s Happening Now

Global Initiative is training students in the Caucasus region to reach Muslims in their country and the surrounding countries. Fifty of the students are Syrian Christians. Pray for them as they learn to share the gospel with Muslims. Learn more on their website: http://reachingmuslimpeoples.com/news/training-caucasus/

Problem Solvers

“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people – for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness” (1 Timothy 2:1-2, NIV).

The primary catalyst for change in the Muslim world is prayer. Eurasia Community knows the limits of human effort and the immense need to call upon God for intervention in the lives of Muslims. Therefore, for each country in Eurasia there is a community page that has prayer needs, prayer resources, news, and maps to help believers around the world engage in prayer for change in the lives of the lost in Eurasia. Consider praying with Pray4Syria and doing a 31-day prayer challenge for the country.

Partnership // Move Beyond
  • Pray for those training with Global Initiative to work among Muslims, that the Holy Spirit would empower them to effectively minister in their context.
  • Pray God reveals himself to the Ossetic in Syria.
  • Pray God opens their hearts to the message.

To get involved, see the Eurasia Pipeline. Interested in more opportunities? See the Wide Open website.


Joshua HuverOssetic in Syria