Posts Tagged ‘unreached people group’

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    A Forgotten Field

    Posted on October 14th, 2014 by Jonathan


    When we think of mission work, our minds may most naturally go to the African bush, the Indian slums, or the Arabian deserts. We probably don’t think of Tokyo high rises.

    We should.

    At less than one percent evangelical Christian, Japan’s 120 million natives make up the second largest unreached people group in the world. Don’t be fooled by the neon lights illuminating the bustling streets – Japan is a dark country. Some have even dubbed it “the missionary’s graveyard,” not because violent persecution is common there, but because ministry burnout is. In Japan, after spinning their wheels for years, many missionaries find themselves stopped dead in their tracks.

    One reason that ministry there has been so difficult is its material excess. Contrary to the hunger, sickness, and poverty that so often opens doors for ministry in developing nations, Japan seems to have it all. Blinded by worldly ambition and distracted by excessive busyness, the Japanese obliviously wander on, “like sheep without a shepherd” (Matthew 9:36).

    At the same time, they may soon be ripe for a huge harvest. Their immense spiritual need is starting to come to a head as they work themselves to death (literally – they call it karōshi), fight a losing battle with depression and suicide, tragically give themselves to sex trafficking, and realize that their advanced technology and infrastructure is no match for nuclear disasters, typhoons, and earthquakes.

    Pray for the Japanese. Pray for the worn out missionaries among them. Pray for a massive harvest.  And pray for more laborers to go to this forgotten field.

  2. Unreached People Group of the Day

    Posted on July 29th, 2013 by Jonathan

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    We wanted to inform you of an exciting new feature on our blog. Thanks to Joshua Project, we will now be able to pray for a different unreached people group each day, and with over 6,000 unreached people groups in the world, we can’t point to them enough. No matter what post you happen to be reading, the new feature will continually live on the right sidebar of our blog under the heading “Pray Today.” You can view basic stats about their religious beliefs, location, and size, but upon clicking it, you can read an expanded version of who they are and how you can pray for them.

    Hui Man

    Reaching the unreached is something that Radical deeply values; we care for the vast number of people in this world who are not only lost, but without any access to the gospel. It is our desire that this grave reality remains lodged in the forefront of our minds, motivating us to obey Christ in his Great Commission. That’s why, if you’ll notice, the rotating feature on our website homepage always begins with a reminder to pray for groups of people around the world who lack gospel access. Now, when you click on that banner, you will be linked to the same unreached people group featured on the right side of this blog.


    For this tool to be most effective, we have to remember two key things.

    First, we must remember that it changes every day. So each day you visit the Radical blog, take a moment to notice which people group is the focus for that particular day. Make it a point to lift them up in prayer, even if only for a moment. Make this a priority in your browsing.

    Ansari PersonSecond, we must remember that the feature is there. Because it is always in the same spot, and because we will not be routinely devoting whole posts to the unreached people of this world, we must guard against the temptation to numbly ignore this daily reminder. Rather than allowing the side feature to blend in as background noise, get into the habit of intentionally focusing on it. Maybe you can make it part of your blog-reading routine, perhaps always the first or last thing you do online. Whatever your solution, find some way to fight the temptation to apathetically gloss over this daily prayer request.


    All in all, we simply want you to pray for unreached people groups… a lot. Make it an important part of your daily routine. Use the feature on our website, on Joshua Project, on Operation World, on People Groups, or whatever tool best helps you stay informed and reminded of the immense need that exists for the gospel to be spread to the ends of the earth.

  3. Unreached

    Posted on July 17th, 2013 by Jonathan

    We encourage you to specifically and intentionally pray for Muslims during Ramadan. Below is a people group that is almost completely Muslim. Lift them up to the Lord that they might know and worship him.

    Arab, Bedouin of Iraq

    Arab BedouinPopulation:

    Religion:  Islam; less than 2% evangelical Christian; no active church planting activity

    Who are the Arab, Bedouin of Iraq?

    The Bedouin Arabs of Iraq have a population of 1,578,155. They are part of the Bedouin, Arabian people cluster. The global population of this people group is 12,739,482. Their primary language is Najdi Arabic – (ars). The primary religion practiced by the Bedouin Arabs is Islam, a monotheistic religion built around the teachings of the Quran and of the prophet Muhammad.
    IraqTheir GSEC status is 1, which means this people group is less than 2% evangelical, some evangelical resources are available, but there has been no active church planting among them within the past two years.

    Prayer Points

    • Pray that groups of Christians will regularly pray for the Arab, Bedouin.
    • Pray that the Holy Spirit will guide Christians to best witness the gospel to the Arab, Bedouin.
    • Pray that preachers will be sent to preach the gospel to the Arab, Bedouin of Iraq.
    • Pray that churches will be planted and sustained among the Arab, Bedouin of Iraq as many repent and trust in Christ.

    Learn more about this people group by visiting:

    Joshua ProjectPeople Groups, or Operation World

  4. Unreached

    Posted on April 29th, 2013 by Jonathan

    Kumhar of India

    KumharPopulation:  14,487,000

    Language:  Hindi

    Religion:  Hinduism (99.98%)

    %Christian:  0.00%

    Persecution Rank:  31

    About:  Per old Indian mythology, the Kumhar are offspring of Lord Braham (Prajapati). This is why in some places in India, the Kumhar use Pajapati/Prajapat as a surname according to Indian caste system. However, the Kumhar can also be found throughout India under the surnames Verma, Kumhar, and Kumawat. Ancient Indian culture cannot be deciphered without acknowledging the Kumhar.

    Kumhar Map

    The Kumhar’s livelihood is making earthen pots. They claim to be the first inventors of the wheel/cycle, which they use not only to make pots, but other earthen utensils as well. Historically, their main way of earning income has been through these earthen products and agriculture. They are very honest people and make their livelihood by hard work.

    The Kumhar are generally Hindu and pray to the Lord Shiva, Godess Mother (Mata). They believe in god and are highly spritual, loveable, honest, and hard working.

    Prayer Points

    • Pray that the gospel will be preached among the Kumhar.
    • Ask God to open the hearts of Kumhar nonbelievers and convict them of their need for the Savior.
    • Pray that Christian missionaries will find favor with the Indian government and the Kumhar people.
    • Ask the Lord to grow the number of Kumhar believers, strengthen them, and encourage them so that their faith endures and their witness is bold and clear.
    • Pray that God will give these believers opportunities to share the love of Jesus with their own people.
    • Ask God to raise up strong local churches among the Kumhar of India.

    Praise the Lord, all nations! Extol him, all peoples! – Psalm 117:1

    Information for this post was gathered from Joshua Project.  For more information, check out Operation World.

  5. Unreached

    Posted on April 22nd, 2013 by Jonathan

    Hui of China

    Hui ManPopulation:  12,799,000+

    Language:  Chinese, Mandarin

    Religion:  Islam (96%)

    %Christian/%Evangelical:  0%/0%

    Persecution Rank:  37

    The Basics:  The Hui, made up of at least 13 million people, are the largest and most widespread of China’s Muslim nationalities. They also comprise the third largest minority group in China. Remarkably, Hui live in 2,310 of China’s 2,369 counties and municipalities. Small pockets also live in Taiwan, Myanmar, Thailand, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Mongolia. Only .006% of them know Christ!

    Hui MapTheir Beliefs:  To be Hui is to be Muslim – it is the core of who they are. Even if they don’t fully understand it, or even follow it the same as some other countries do, it has been hidden deep inside of them from the time they were very young. For the Hui, Islam is more than just a set of religious beliefs – it is a total way of life.

    Their Culture:  The Hui are some of the most hospitable people you will ever meet. Some of this comes from just being Chinese, and the rest of it comes from just being Hui. Either way – you never want to visit the Hui on a full stomach! Many of the Hui own restaurants. You can find them in cities all over China and they serve some of the best food you will ever eat. As you walk down the street, you can often recognize the men by their prayer caps and the women by their head scarves. Hui with other Hui are like family. Even if they are strangers, you would never know.

    Their Language:  Mandarin Chinese is the heart language of the Hui in both spoken and written. But the spiritual language of the Hui is a mixture of Arabic and Persian.

    Their History:  The Hui are descendants of Muslim traders, soldiers and officials who came to China between the 7th and 14th centuries. They settled and intermarried with Arab Muslims and Han Chinese.

    The Situation:  Although there are more than 13 million Hui scattered throughout China, very few (including the Chinese church) are intentionally planting their lives among the Hui to tell them about Christ. It is estimated that every five minutes one Hui person dies. Currently, more Hui people are dying daily than are hearing the gospel. The Hui are in desperate need of more laborers to boldly proclaim the gospel and reap the harvest that God has prepared.

    Prayer for the Hui

    • Pray for laborers called by God to reach the Hui – laborers from other countries as well as Chinese Christians currently living among the Hui.
    • Thank God for ongoing gospel proclamation efforts among the Hui. Pray that effective strategies can be identified and implemented to make Christ’s love known to the Hui.
    • Pray for God to tear down the barriers that keep the Hui from hearing the Good News of Jesus’ forgiveness and love.
    • Pray that Hui believers will gather together and form churches that will multiply.
    • Pray for followers of Jesus to boldly proclaim the gospel to the Hui, believing that God is at work among them.

    “Praise the Lord, all nations! Extol him, all peoples!” – Psalm 117:1

    Information for this post was gathered from Pray for the Hui, the prayer focus for the most recent Secret Church, and Joshua Project. For even more information, check out Operation World.

  6. Unreached

    Posted on April 15th, 2013 by Jonathan

    Korean of North Korea

    North Korean WomanPopulation:  24,355,000

    Language:  Korean

    Religion:  Non-Religious (99.74%)

    %Christian/%Evangelical:  1.48%/1.00%

    Persecution Rank:  1

    About:  The Koreans of North and South Korea share distinctive Mongolian features and are believed to have descended from a single racial group. Korean is the national language of both countries. Many Korean words have Chinese roots due to centuries of diplomatic relations. The Korean writing system uses 26 phonetic symbols.

    Officially, the North Korean Constitution gives political power to the people. However, real political power belongs to the Communist Party. The constitution guarantees such rights as freedom of the press, religion, and speech; however, the 23.6 million Koreans in North Korea have very little freedom in those areas. For instance, all radio and television broadcasts are strictly controlled by the Korean Central Broadcast Committee. All privately owned radios are “preset” to the government frequency. Current news is often withheld from the public, or even altered. The people often do not learn of news events until weeks, months, or even years after they occurred.

    Before the 1900’s, Korea was an agricultural society with strong family ties. Almost all the people lived in small villages and worked on farms. However, since the late 1940’s, the Communists have taken steps to industrialize the country. Today, most urban North Korean work in factories, while those in rural areas continue working on farms.

    North KoreaArranged marriages are still popular in rural villages. However, a growing number of urban Koreans now choose their own mates. Marital bonds have been so strong in the past that divorce was infrequent-even unthinkable. Today, however, the divorce rate among the educated urban Koreans is steadily increasing; divorce is no longer a disgrace.

    Education for the Korean people is free and mandatory for the first 11 years. (This includes a year of preschool.) Students must have Communist Party approval to continue their education after the tenth grade. During their summer vacations, students must work for the state.

    In North Korea, the government controls all aspects of Korean life. Most forms of entertainment are supported and controlled by the government. Even the work of artists is restricted. Anything that conflicts with Communist principles is forbidden.

    The North Koreans eat mostly rice, occasionally supplemented by fish, vegetables, or fruit. The national dish is kimchi, a highly spiced mixture of Chinese cabbage, white radishes, and various other vegetables. However, after severe flooding in North Korea, there has been an acute food shortage in many areas. Some people have even been forced to eat grass and roots to survive.

    What are their beliefs?

    A mixture of Confucian thought, Buddhism, and shamanism (belief in an unseen world of gods, demons, and ancestral spirits) were previously dominant among the Korean, but have been officially repressed since 1945. The former North Korean ruler, Kim Il Sung, was held in high regard and worshipped by the Korean. He was presented as omniscient and omnipresent. The regime under Kim Jong Il was as oppressive as the former.

    The Koreans believe that deceased family members remain within the family circle, in spiritual form. For this reason, the most important concern of the family is to produce a male heir to carry on the family line. He is called on to perform ancestral rituals in the household and at the family grave site.

    Although religious freedom is technically guaranteed by the North Korean government, religious activity is strongly discouraged. Politically, North Korea is one of the most highly controlled societies in the world. The government has officially decided against Christianity and the gospel for the entire nation.

    Prayer Points

    • Pray that the gospel will be preached in North Korea.
    • Ask God to open the hearts of North Korean nonbelievers and convict them of their need for the Savior.
    • Pray that the doors of North Korea will soon be open to Christian missionaries.
    • Ask the Lord to strengthen and encourage the small number of Korean Christians so that their faith endures and their witness in the face of persecution is bold and clear.
    • Pray that God will give these believers opportunities to share the love of Jesus with their own people.
    • Ask God to raise up strong local churches among the Korean of North Korea.

    “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” – Matthew 5:10

  7. Unreached

    Posted on April 8th, 2013 by Jonathan

    Koli of India

    Koli WomanPopulation:  12,389,000

    Language:  Gujarati

    Religion:  Hinduism (99.74%)

    %Christian/%Evangelical:  0.25%/unknown

    Persecution Rank:  31

    About:  The term Koli means fisherman. According to legend, the Koli claim to be descendents from the Black Dwarf that came forth from the body of King Vena. Numbering more than 12 million they are one of the largest communities of western India. The Koli constitute of a number of communities with various occupations and cultural identities, yet they remain Koli.

    Koli Map

    As their name implies, fishing is common, but other work can be found in agriculture, water-carrying, boating, and animal husbandry. A large percentage of the Koli population in Gujarat have advanced education, and, subsequently, higher societal status; some work in the government. However, it remains that the majority live within the lower strata of society.

    The Koli live mostly in the villages and towns of Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh. While they live the simple life of agriculturalists, they have become aware of the life available to them in urban areas as technology has spread to most people. Many have firsthand knowledge of the material gains that city life offers.


    Nearly all of Koli are Hindu, though a very few will practice Islam. Both nuclear and extended families are common among them, and the eldest son inherits the father’s authority. The Koli cremate their dead and practice death pollution for eleven days. The Koli worship Guar Mati and Holi Mata among other deities of Hinduism. They also believe in ghosts and spirits. Depending on the region, they will celebrate the Namiya festival (associated with fishing) as well as Karbha, Bahan, and other common festivals. A Brahmin priest will officiate rituals associated with the cycles of life as well as oversee other religious activities.

    Prayer Points

    • Ask God to send Christians into every district and village of the Koli.
    • Pray that the God, who set eternity in the hearts of the Koli and all of mankind, will prepare them to respond to the gospel of Jesus with faith and repentance.
    • Pray that strong churches will be established and mobilized among the Koli.
    • Pray that God will raise up Koli evangelists that will have a heart to reach their own.
    • Ask God to glorify His Son among and through the Koli.

    “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes…” Romans 1:16

    Information for this post was gathered from Joshua Project.  For more information, check out Operation World.

  8. Unreached

    Posted on April 1st, 2013 by Jonathan

    Koiri of India

    Koiri WomanPopulation:  7,423,000

    Language:  Hindi

    Religion:  Hinduism (100%)

    %Christian/%Evangelical:  0.o%/0.0%

    Persecution Rank:  31

    Koiri MapAbout:  The Koiri believe they are the descendents of Kush, one of the twin sons of lord Rama. They receive the services of a Brahman priest, who officiates over their life-cycle rituals and religious ceremonies. The majority of the Koiri are engaged in their traditional occupation of agriculture. Nominal Christians, whether in India or in the West, may have negatively influenced the Koiri’s perception of what it means to be a Christian.


    • Ask the Lord to open the eyes of the Koiri community to their need for Him
    • Pray that He would send believers to the Koiri with the good news of Jesus Christ.
    • Pray that strong churches will be established among the Koiri people and that they will have a strong and faithful testimony for the Lord.
    • Pray the Koiri community will increasingly hunger to know forgiveness for their sins and the new life offered through faith in Jesus Christ.
    • Ask God to glorify His Son among and through the Koiri.

    “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes…” Romans 1:16

    Information for this post was gathered from Joshua Project.  For more information, check out Operation World.

  9. Unreached

    Posted on March 25th, 2013 by Jonathan

    Central Khmer of Cambodia

    Cambodian WomanPopulation:  13,005,000

    Language:  Khmer, Cambodian

    Religion:  Buddhism (89.82%)

    %Christian/%Evangelical:  3.2%/1.7%

    About:  The Central Khmer inhabit the western and central portions of Cambodia, and make up the majority of the country’s total population. The Central Khmer speak an Eastern Mon-Khmer language called Khmer, or Cambodian. It is the national language of Cambodia.

    The Khmer Empire, which flourished between the ninth and thirteenth centuries, encompassed present-day Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and southern Vietnam. Its power declined after being conquered by the Thai and the Vietnamese.

    In 1969, Cambodia suffered bombings by the U.S. and invasions by the Vietnamese; events that threw the country into turmoil. In addition, a civil war broke out between the Cambodian government and Communist rebels known as the Khmer Rouge. Possibly three million Central Khmer died between 1975 and 1979, while the Khmer Rouge ruled.

    In 1975, the Khmer Rouge regime nearly destroyed Cambodia. In order to depopulate cities, three million people were forced into the countryside as slave labor. Starvation led to the deaths of over one million people. Currency was abolished; religion was eradicated; education was suspended; medicine was forbidden; and people who could read were often massacred all in the name of the ideal of rural social reform. Many people fled north to Thailand; others took the trail of tears into Communist Laos. Unfortunately, there they struggled to find clothing, shelter, medical care, and food. Some Khmer found permanent homes; others found shelter in crowded refugee camps.

    CambodiaBefore the war, the majority of Cambodia’s inhabitants lived in one-third of the country, along the two main waterways and their tributaries. Although the soil there is not fertile, the plains flood every rainy season. The overflow brings an abundance of fish; and when it recedes, leaves rich deposits.

    Sadly, bombing, civil war, and war with the Vietnamese decimated a once thriving agricultural economy. Today, most of the Khmer still live in small villages and grow rice in irrigated paddies. Rubber is also important to their economy. Unfortunately, it has been dangerous for the farmers to work the fields since the 1970’s (due to land mines). The mines have caused more wounds to the Central Khmer than any other weapon. In 1994, the United States provided military aid to help locate the mines and build new roads.

    While the Khmer Rouge ruled Cambodia, more men died than women, creating a skewed sex ratio. Today, women are required to perform duties that were once done by men. They dress in colorful skirts, adding life to their unhappy environment. Red and white checkered cloth is used to make everything from headdresses to pouches for carrying babies.

    In the villages, Buddhist rules of conduct maintain social control. These rules forbid lying, stealing, drinking alcohol, committing adultery, and killing living creatures. Some remnants of traditional culture can be seen in the villages: folk dance, the classical royal ballet, and traditional Khmer music.

    The former Khmer Empire was influenced by India, from which it adopted Hinduism and Buddhism. Today, the majority of the Central Khmer are Buddhist, although relics of ethnic religions such as ancestor worship (praying to deceased ancestors) and spirit worship are very important to them. The Buddhist Khmer seek the middle path to nirvana, or ultimate peace through gaining merit in this life. Merit may be gained through supporting the construction of Buddhist temples, giving food to monks, and studying in the monastery.

    Although the Bible and other Christian resources are available to the Central Khmer, few of their population have turned to Christ. They remain a war-torn people in need of true, inner peace.

    Prayer Points

    • Ask the Lord to call people who are willing to go to Cambodia and share Christ with the Central Khmer, and ask Him to give missionaries wisdom and boldness.
    • Pray that God will reveal Himself to the Central Khmer and prepare their hearts to receive the good news of Jesus.
    • Pray that God will encourage and equip the Central Khmer who have repented and trusted in Christ.
    • Ask God to use these new converts to reach out and share the love of Christ with their own people.
    • Pray that strong local churches will be planted among the Central Khmer.

    “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes…” Romans 1:16

    Information for this post was gathered from Joshua Project.  For more information, check out Operation World.

  10. Unreached

    Posted on March 18th, 2013 by Jonathan

    Kazakh of Kazakhstan

    Kazakh ManPopulation:  9,823,000

    Language:  Kazakh

    Religion:  Islam

    %Christian/%Evangelical:  0.1%/0.06%

    Persecution Rank:  48

    About:  The Kazakh, a Turkic people, are the second largest Muslim people group of Central Asia. In times past, they may have been the most influential of the various Central Asian ethnic groups. While most of the Kazakh now live in Kazakhstan, they make up less than half of the country’s population. Large communities can also be found in Mongolia, Ukraine, and Russia.

    The Kazakh developed a distinct ethnic identity in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries. Several of their clans formed a federation that would provide mutual protection. As other clans joined the federation, its political influence began to take on an ethnic character. During the nineteenth century, the Russians acquired Central Asia through a steady process of annexation. They eventually claimed the entire territory of Kazakhstan. Tragically, about half of the Kazakh population was killed during the Russian Civil War of the 1920’s and 1930’s. During this time, many fled to China and Mongolia.

    Since the collapse of Soviet Communism, the Kazakh have been searching for their identity. Traditionally, they were nomadic shepherds; however, under Soviet rule, much of their land was seized and used for collective farming. As industry developed, their economy and culture became dependent entirely on the Russians. Today, however, there is a widespread movement to redevelop their own cultural identity.

    KazakhstanAs nomadic shepherds, the Kazakh lived in dome shaped felt tents called yurts. These portable dwellings could be taken down and moved from area to area as the shepherd found good land for his flocks. Under Russian rule, many other Kazakhs were forced to move to the cities and live in houses or small apartments. Most of these two or three room apartments have running water, though in some rural areas there is no hot water. The water is clean, but not safe to drink. The process of purifying the water can be very tedious. The Kazakh eat a variety of meat and dairy products. A popular Kazakh food is besbarmak, which is eaten with your hands. It is made of noodles, potatoes, onions, and mutton. Rice and bread are common staples. In the southern regions of Kazakhstan, fruit and vegetables grow in abundance. There the people enjoy eating grapes, melons, and tomatoes. Kazakh apples are also famous throughout Central Asia. The foundation of the Kazakh culture is hospitality, which always starts with a cup of tea. The host offers tea to any person who comes to his house. Guests must accept the kindness, or the host will be offended. A favorite sport is kokpar which means “fighting for a goat’s carcass.” Up to 1000 horseman will participate in this sport.

    The Kazakhs embraced Islam during the sixteenth century and still consider themselves Muslim today. Changes in Kazakh society (mainly from a nomadic to a settled lifestyle) and an attempt by the Soviets to suppress religious freedoms have led the people to adopt Islam more closely. However, their Islamic practices have been combined with traditional folk religions. This includes beliefs in spirits. They practice animism and ancestor worship. Animism is the belief that non-human objects have spirits. Ancestor worship involves praying and offering sacrifices to deceased ancestors. Today, the Kazakh continue to consult shamans (priests who cure the sick by magic, communicate with the spirits, and control events). They also practice various traditional rituals before and after marriage, at birth, and at death.

    The Kazakh are facing ecological catastrophe due to the mismanagement of natural resources. This has caused the near desolation of the Aral Sea and contamination of much of their drinking water. As a result, the infant mortality rate is very high. There is also a high rate of stillbirths and birth defects. Abortion is their main method of birth control. Most women have five or six abortions. Because Kazakhs value children, this creates a serious emotional battle for Kazakh parents.

    The Kazakh church is young, but the church is growing. Young people are especially excited about hearing the Good News of the Gospel. Over 40 Kazakh speaking churches exist, but in a people group of over eight million, that is a small number. Many churches are located in the major cities like Almaty, but Christian workers are also needed in the rural areas.

    Prayer Points

    • Praise God for the growing number of Kazakh Christians. Pray that they would learn the Word of God quickly, that there would be good leadership training materials prepared in the Kazakh language for pastors, and that God would raise up many strong local churches.
    • Pray for salvation, especially in the influential family heads, as the gospel is clearly presented.
    • Ask the Lord to send long term laborers to live among the Kazak and share the love of Christ with them, and pray for the Holy Spirit to open the hearts of the Kazak towards Christians so that they will be receptive to the gospel.
    • Ask God to encourage and protect the small number of Muslim Kazak who have converted to Christianity, while praying that these converts will begin to boldly share the gospel with their own people.
    • Pray that God will begin revealing Himself to the Kazak through dreams and visions.

    “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes…” Romans 1:16

    Information for this post was gathered from Joshua Project.  For more information, check out Operation World.