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Tatar, Crimean of Ukraine
The Crimean Tatars are Turkic people who inhabited the Crimean peninsula, now a part of Ukraine, for over seven centuries. During World War II, the entire Tatar population in Crimea fell victims to Stalin's oppressive policies. In 1944 they were unjustly accused of being Nazi collaborators and deported en masse to Central Asia and other lands of the Soviet Union. There may be a large population in Turkey with Crimean origins, but only a few traceable to the Tatars of Crimea.
To become a follower of Jesus a Tatar individual risks losing his or her place in society, and may well be cast away from family and friends. This can be devastating.
Gospel radio and Christian websites can be useful in the Lord's hands.
There may be few Christian believers among the Crimean Tatar today, but pray the Lord is now preparing hearts for himself. Pray He is also preparing pastors, teachers, and language resources for these people.
Pray the Lord will help the Crimean Tatar overcome the memory of past abuses, and live peaceful, settled lives.
"How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, 'Your God reigns!'" Isaiah 52:7
|People Name:||Tatar, Crimean|
|Online Audio NT:||Yes|
|Christ Followers:||Few, less than 2%|