Kyrgyz in China

Unreached of the Day  7/20/2021

Kyrgyz in China

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.

Ministry Obstacles

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.

Outreach Ideas

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.

Scripture Focus

"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

Scripture Prayer

Pray for this people to have wide open ears to the words of the Lord.

Prayer Focus

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.



People Name Kyrgyz
PronunciationKUR-gheez
Country China
10/40 Window Yes
Population 241,000
World Population 5,769,600
Language Kyrgyz
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