Southern Uzbeks in Afghanistan

Unreached of the Day  11/07/2020

Southern Uzbeks in Afghanistan

pronounced: OOZ-beks

Uzbeks come from a predominantly Sunni Muslim background, usually of the Hanafi school, but variations exist. The majority of Uzbeks from the former USSR came to practice religion with a more liberal interpretation due to the official Soviet policy of atheism, while Uzbeks in Afghanistan and other countries to the south have remained more conservative adherents of Islam. The Uzbeks are descended to a large degree from Turk-Mongol invaders.

Ministry Obstacles

The misunderstanding about who Jesus is, and what He has accomplished on our behalf, must be overcome.

Outreach Ideas

Pray for laborers to sow God's Word to persons and households of peace, which will in turn catalyze movements to Christ among the Uzbeks.

Prayer Items

Pray for the believers among the Uzbek, that they will grow in faith and in knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ, and live holy lives. Pray they will put off falsehood and speak truthfully to one another. Pray the Uzbeks will increasingly see Jesus (whom Muslims call Isa al-Masih) as the anointed Son of God, and will hunger to find out more about this man.

Scripture Focus

"All nations you have made will come and worship before you, O Lord, they will bring glory to your name." Psalm 86:9

People Name Southern Uzbeks
Country Afghanistan
10/40 Window Yes
Population 4,358,000
World Population 4,395,000
Language Uzbek, Southern
Primary Religion Islam
Bible New Testament
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image