Tajik in Tajikistan

Unreached of the Day  4/28/2021

Tajik in Tajikistan

Tajikistan is the poorest of the five former Soviet "-stan" countries. Most Tajiks are farmers and shepherds. Seasonal grasses create suitable pastures for raising sheep, goats, cattle, camels and horses. They also practice a remarkable system of terraced, mountainside irrigation so that wheat and barley can be grown at the higher, dry altitudes. An increasing number of Tajiks have moved to the cities over the past 50 years. Poetry plays an important part in Tajik culture. It is read at important celebrations and often sung. Even the Koran has been put to music.

Ministry Obstacles

These Muslims have been abused by the Russians, and they equate the Russians with Christianity.

Outreach Ideas

Believers can help the Tajiks learn new job skills and provide startup money and training to start small businesses. Most of all, Tajiks need to hear and comprehend the good news about Christ.

Scripture Focus

"All the nations you have made shall come and worship before you, O Lord, and shall glorify your name. For you are great and do wondrous things; you alone are God."  Psalm 86:9-10

Scripture Prayer

Pray for many from this people group to understand this.

Prayer Focus

Pray that Tajik believers would live such holy lives that others would desire to have the same spiritual riches found only in Christ. Pray that Tajiks would not judge Christianity as a "Russian religion," but see their own need for salvation and the forgiveness of their sins from a sinless Savior. Ask God to raise up more long-term missionaries. Ask the Lord to raise up a Disciple Making Movement among the Tajiks in this decade.

People Name Tajik
Country Tajikistan
10/40 Window Yes
Population 7,276,000
World Population 10,154,800
Language Tajik
Primary Religion Islam
Bible Complete
Online Audio NT Yes
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image