Fleeing Soviet dictator Josef Stalin, the Muslim Adyghe people left the northern Russian Caucasus Mountains for Syria prior to World War II. There are still five locations where they live in northern Syria. Today they are experiencing a renaissance of self-identification. Few are Christians. These believers are in Orthodox and Protestant churches. There is also a small, but growing, indigenous church. The New Testament and parts of the Old Testament are available in their language.
Their Islamic faith and growing identification with their religion work against them leaving Islam.
Believers can utilize their love of hospitality to open Adyghe people to personal witness and to being "hospitable" to Jesus. In Jesus, they will find their true self-identification.
"Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored, as happened among you," 2 Thessalonians 3:1
Make this your prayer for this people group.
Pray that the churches in Syria would grow spiritually and numerically and serve Christ by thrusting out workers to the Adyghe people. Pray for a Disciple Making Movement among the Adyghe people in Syria and Russia and other countries where they live. Pray that the Adyghe would come to seek their identity in Christ and learn from Him by reading the Bible.
|Online Audio NT||No|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|