Southern Uzbeks in Afghanistan

Unreached of the Day  11/07/2021

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.

Scripture Focus

"Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil,"  Hebrews 2:14

Scripture Prayer

Pray for today’s people group to escape the power of death and the devil and to flee to Jesus Christ.

Prayer Focus

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
Country Afghanistan
10/40 Window Yes
Population 4,460,000
World Population 4,498,700
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