Kazakh in China

Unreached of the Day  7/19/2021

Kazakh in China

Do traditionally nomadic Kazakh horsemen still dominate vast grasslands where they live, including in China? To the contrary, many thousands of oppressed Kazakh people fled both Russia and then China in the past century. However, today many Kazakhs still live in northwestern China as an official minority group. They reside mainly in Xinjiang Province, comprising the second largest Turkic-speaking community native to Xinjiang.

Ministry Obstacles

China's Kazakhs have strongly resisted Christianity. Few have turned to Christ in this overwhelmingly Muslim group. Also, though they've practiced Sunni Islam for centuries, the Kazakhs have put their faith in elements of spiritism, animism and ancestor worship.

Outreach Ideas

The Kazakh language includes the complete Bible, the JESUS Film, audio recordings, and Christian radio broadcasts. Someone could distribute these resources to leaders and families of Kazakhs throughout northern China.

Scripture Focus

"Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price."  Isaiah 55:1

Scripture Prayer

Pray that this people group will soon accept God’s offer of free salvation.

Prayer Focus

Pray for freedom in Christ from all dark spiritual forces for multitudes of Kazakhs. Pray for God's intervention to protect Kazakhs in China's "re-education" camps. Ask that Chinese believers intercede for Kazakhs and come alongside them in their suffering. Pray that the few Kazakh believers would be discipled, multiplied in number and used to start Disciple Making Movements that bring great blessing to Kazakh communities.

People Name Kazakh
Country China
10/40 Window Yes
Population 1,887,000
World Population 15,879,200
Language Kazakh
Primary Religion Islam
Bible Complete
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image