Yazidi in Turkey

Unreached of the Day  7/05/2019

Yazidi in Turkey

The Yazidi are a Kurdish people who follow an old religion related to Zoroastrianism, but which has remnants of Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Their origins are in Iran, Iraq and Turkey. In Iraq they have been violently persecuted so many times in the last couple of decades that some have fled to Turkey in hopes of finding safety and the possibility of moving to the West.

Ministry Obstacles

The theology of the Yazidis is so peculiar and misunderstood that it will be hard for someone to know where to start with them.

Outreach Ideas

As long as the Yazidis are in refugee camps, believers can take them needed food and water, and keep the people occupied with wholesome activities like sports, art and Bible studies.

Pray for the followers of Christ

As far as we know, there are no followers of Christ among the Yazidis in Turkey, so pray for the Lord to change that during this time of suffering.

Pray for the entire people group

* Pray for the light of Christ to shine upon the Yazidis in Turkey. * Pray for believers to reach out to them in their Diaspora. * Pray for believers among them to be accepted as Yazidis who believe in Jesus and not rejected as cultural traitors. * Pray for strong Yazidi based fellowships to emerge during their time of crisis.

Scripture Focus

"a renewal in which there is no distinction between Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave and freeman, but Christ is all, and in all" Colossians 3:11

People Name Yazidi
Country Turkey
10/40 Window Yes
Population 2,700
World Population 711,000
Language Kurdish, Northern
Primary Religion Islam
Bible Complete
Online Audio NT Yes
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image