The Kyrgyz are a farming people from Kyrgyzstan but many live in Xinjiang, a province in northwestern China. Accurate counting is challenging since the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) often makes members of its minority tribes "disappear" from this region. The Kyrgyz famous epic tale, the Manas, describes their past, customs, habits, philosophies and struggle for independence. Some Kyrgyz who can recite this epic and those who know their history and traditions have suffered in "re-education" camps.
The greatest ministry obstacle to reaching the Kyrgyz is the CCP, who detains those who speak of Jesus. Another ministry obstacle is their combined long-held allegiance to Islam and their belief in black magic.
Because the Kyrgyz respect demonstrations of signs and wonders, believers who call on the name of the Lord for the demonstration of his power and healing would be effective.
"Incline your ear, and come to me; hear, that your soul may live; and I will make with you an everlasting covenant, my steadfast, sure love for David." Isaiah 55:3
Pray for this people to have wide open ears to the words of the Lord.
As far as we know, there are only a very few followers of Christ among China's Kyrgyz, but with China's draconian detention of religious believers, nobody knows. Pray that those who know the Lord would trust in his strength and the power of his Holy Spirit to guide their steps. After the Chinese nearly eradicated all Kyrgyz Christians in 1933, Christ is now mostly unknown among the Kyrgyz. Pray that they would resist the oppressive forces that seek to indoctrinate and destroy them so that they may have opportunity to know Jesus.
|Online Audio NT||No|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|