Uzbekistan

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Top 5 People Groups

Northern Uzbek: 23,564,000

Russian: 1,609,000

Tajik: 1,452,000

Kazakh: 875,000

Karakalpak: 721,000

Religion

Muslim: 80.6%

Non-Religious: 14.5%

Christian: 4.5%

Evangelical: 0.3%

Ethnic: 0.2%


Reference:

Operation World

CIA Factbook

Joshua Project

About Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan is a doubly landlocked country in Central Asia and is one of the six independent Turkic states. It is home to 62 People Groups, 34 of whom remain unreached according to the Joshua Project. Uzbekistan is defined as an authoritarian state with limited civil rights and international observers express profound concern about wide–scale violation of virtually all basic human rights, the most widespread violations are torture, arbitrary arrests, and various restrictions of freedoms: of religion, of speech and press, of free association and assembly. Uzbekistan is in the middle of a power play between their former master and biggest trading partner Russia and radical Islamists from neighboring areas. Russia has invested a lot of energy in propping up the Russian Orthodox Church and keeping Uzbekistan friendly while the radical Islamists seek to move the Uzbeks, who usually follow a traditionally moderate form of Islam influenced by pre–Islamic religions, into the more radical form of Islam. Evangelical Christians are caught in the middle of this struggle and are heavily persecuted.

Christian Aid supports the indigenous missionaries who seek to bring the Gospel to their Uzbek brethren even in the midst of threats of jail–time for even possessing a bible written in the Uzbek language. There is no freedom for preaching publicly, only in official church buildings. By law it is not possible to preach in the Uzbek language about Jesus Christ. Charity and humanitarian ministry are not alowed if it witnesses to the Lord.

Recent Prayerline Posts

UZBEKISTAN. Church leaders from Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan spend three weeks every year at an indigenous ministry’s Bible training, where study with prayer, fasting and fellowship awes and inspires them with the presence of God. Will you cover the cost of ministering to one of the 50 people ($75 each) who attend? Pray that leaders carrying heavy burdens will be restored ...

UZBEKISTAN. Hundreds of villages in Asia have not a single evangelical church. Outreach workers simply lack transportation. In the local churches, only 2 percent of people have vehicles. An indigenous ministry wants to equip workers in Uzbekistan with bicycles so they can plant churches in rural areas. To supply bikes for missionaries in nine regions costs $5,830; that’s about $650 per region. ...

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