Uyghur in China

Unreached of the Day  5/09/2019

Uyghur in China

The Uyghurs live in the western portion of China. Their origins can be traced back to Turkish nomads who lived in the former Soviet Union, south of Lake Baikal. In 840 AD they were forced by the Kirghiz to leave their homeland, and most emigrated to Xinjiang province of western China, where they have remained until today. The strategic location of their oasis homes allowed them to be the "middlemen" for commerce between the orient and Europe.

Ministry Obstacles

For a Uyghur to follow Christ is to lose much of his place in family and community.

Outreach Ideas

Christians need to form bridges of friendship with the Uyghurs, serving them materially and physically as well as spiritually.

Pray for the followers of Christ

There are few Christian believers among the Uyghurs of China. Pray that they will become effective and fruitful in sowing God's Word among their families and communities to fuel a movement of God's blessing spreading from household to household.

Pray for the entire people group

Pray that Uyghur families will increasingly be drawn to Jesus (whom Muslims call Isa al-Masih), and to the Bible. Pray the Lord will start a movement of Uyghur families experiencing God's blessing.

Scripture Focus

"For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea." Habakkuk 2:14

People Name Uyghur
Country China
10/40 Window Yes
Population 11,835,000
World Population 12,300,000
Language Uyghur
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