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.
The misunderstanding about who Jesus is, and what He has accomplished on our behalf, must be overcome.
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.
"Because God’s children are human beings—made of flesh and blood—the Son also became flesh and blood. For only as a human being could He die, and only by dying could He break the power of the devil, which had the power of death." Hebrews 2:14
Pray for today’s people group to escape the power of death and the devil and to flee to Jesus Christ.
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.
|People Name||Southern Uzbeks|
|Online Audio NT||No|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|