Turkmen in Turkmenistan

Unreached of the Day  4/30/2021

Turkmen in Turkmenistan

The Turkmen were mainly a nomadic people for most of their history and did not settle in cities and towns until the advent of the Soviet system of government. Many pre-Soviet cultural traits have survived in Turkmen society, however, and have recently undergone a kind of revival, including the return of a moderate form of Islam. Secularism and atheism remain prominent for many Turkmen intellectuals.

Ministry Obstacles

Constitutionally there is freedom of religion, but in practice there is limited freedom.

Outreach Ideas

The Turkmen believers need training and encouragement to carry the gospel message to their countrymen.

Scripture Focus

"Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; steadfast love and faithfulness go before you."  Psalm 89:14

Scripture Prayer

Pray that today’s people group will seek and find His righteousness and justice. Pray that they will be thankful for His unfailing love.

Prayer Focus

Pray the Turkmen who know God would become wise in sowing the Word of God among their families and multiplying the blessings of God to other Turkmen households. Pray for the believers among the Turkmen, that they would be accurately instructed in the faith and would grow in their love for Christ and each other. Pray the Lord would give Turkmen families understanding and responsive hearts as they hear about the love of Christ. Pray for them to have full freedom of religion in their country, to worship safely as they choose.

People Name Turkmen
Country Turkmenistan
10/40 Window Yes
Population 4,643,000
World Population 8,047,400
Language Turkmen
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