Turkmen, Trukhmeny of Turkmenistan

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Turkmen, Trukhmeny of Turkmenistan

The Turkmen were mainly a nomadic people for most of their history and did not settle in cities and towns until the advent of the Soviet system of government. Many pre-Soviet cultural traits have survived in Turkmen society, however, and have recently undergone a kind of revival, including the return of a moderate form of Islam. Secularism and atheism remain prominent for many Turkmen intellectuals.

Ministry Obstacles

Constitutionally there is freedom of religion, but in practice there is limited freedom.

Outreach Ideas

The Turkmen believers need training and encouragement to carry the Gospel message to their countrymen.

Pray for the followers of Christ

Pray for the believers among the Turkmen, that they will be accurately instructed in the faith and will grow in their love for Christ and each other.

Pray for the entire people group

Pray for the Turkmen people to have full freedom of religion in their country, to worship safely as they choose.

Scripture Focus

"Tell of His glory among the nations, His wonderful deeds among all the peoples. For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised." 1 Chronicles 16:24-25

People Name: Turkmen, Trukhmeny
Country: Turkmenistan
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 4,544,000
World Population: 8,046,000
Language: Turkmen
Primary Religion: Islam
Bible: New Testament
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Christ Followers: Few, less than 2%
Status: Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image