The Kazaks are one of China's official minority groups. The name Kazak means "the breakaways" or "secessionists". Chinese publications, however, not wanting to flame the Kazaks desire for independence, claim their name means "white swan". Since 1980 the Kazaks in China have used a modified Arabic script. There are two main Kazak dialects in China, though most also speak Mandarin, China's official language.
Although the Kazaks embraced Islam in the sixteenth century and consider themselves to be Muslims today, their practices and rituals are combined with elements of spiritism, black magic, animism, and shamanism. Thus, there are many spiritual forces that work to keep Kazakhs in China away from the Savior.
There are multiplied millions of true Han Chinese believers in China. Though they have the disadvantage of being from a hostile people group, some can go to these marginal Kazakh Muslims with the gospel.
Pray that the few Kazakh believers will live victorious, Holy Spirit driven lives. Pray that their lives will make others want to become part of God's family and that many Kazakhs will enjoy the blessings from the Lord.
* Pray for the Lord to thrust out His children to reach Kazakh leaders, so that they can lead their people to the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. * Pray for a spiritual hunger for truth and righteousness that will compel Kazakhs in China to seek and find Jesus Christ.
"He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit" Titus 3:5