Botlikh in Russia

Unreached of the Day  6/26/2021

Botlikh in Russia

The Botlikh people of Dagestan have had some close calls with the gospel! According to estimates, less than one in 500 of them have responded to God's invitation to salvation and are evangelical believers. While that might seem like a small number, it is much greater and holds far more potential for church growth than an absolute zero. However, the vast majority of the Botlikh people believe in a "folk" version of Sunni Islam.

Ministry Obstacles

Many of them live in high villages hidden away in remote mountain ranges and they automatically suspect outsiders. It is difficult to embrace a faith if you know little about it; God's word is not yet translated for them.

Outreach Ideas

Most likely, believers will have to reach them at a distance through internet and radio resources. There is a small chance that people who want to honor their culture through photo art and by asking people to tell their stories can have personal contact with these people.

Scripture Focus

"And one called to another and said: Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!"  Isaiah 6:3

Scripture Prayer

Pray that many from this people group will experience and respond to God’s holiness.

Prayer Focus

Pray for the believers to grow and multiply, spreading from their remote villages to others throughout the region. Pray for Botlikh believers to shine with the fruit of the Holy Spirit and draw others to Christ. Ask the Holy Spirit to put this people group on the hearts of those equipped to accomplish the task of Bible translation for them. Pray for a Disciple Making Movement to flourish among the Botlikh people this decade.



People Name Botlikh
PronunciationBOAT-leek
Country Russia
10/40 Window No
Population 7,300
World Population 7,300
Language Botlikh
Primary Religion Islam
Bible Translation Needed
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film No
Audio Recordings No
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image