Central Asian Unengaged Peoples

The Kyrgyz are a hardy people with deep family ties and traditions. For centuries, they have followed their horses and sheep as they, in turn, have followed the greener grass. This nomadic Kyrgyz spirit persists today. Though they deeply love their mountainous homeland of Kyrgyzstan, a struggling economy plagued by corruption has forced the best and the brightest to seek their fortune abroad. In the early days of the republic, emigrants were men with strong backs seeking day labor in Russia. Many of today’s emigrants are young men and women seeking higher education. Russia and Ukraine had been a favorite destination for Kyrgyz students. The war has closed that door, but low-cost, high-quality education in Europe has opened a new one. What might the Father be doing in these circumstances? Pray to the Lord of the harvest for wisdom for believers who are seeking to reach them with the good news. Pray for “divine appointments” for these students. Pray that Kyrgyz students will one day return to Kyrgyzstan with the gospel.