Central Asian Unengaged Peoples

Winter in the Caucasus Mountains of Russia runs from late September to the end of April. The Bagvalal villages sit at high altitudes below ridgelines of 8,500 to 11,000 feet. The Bagvalal people are rugged, with fierceness on many points and few elements of grace. The people follow traditional Sunni Islam, with its dictates of works righteousness and an Allah God seen as distant and stern. The Bagvalal would be greatly warmed by the love of God, the grace of Christ, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit. Pray that the Lord will open doors for gospel resources in the Bagvalal language. Pray that bridges for gospel sharing will open, perhaps starting with connections with the few Bagvalal who live in urban areas.