November 21, 2013 - Cultural pressures force Kyrgyz believers to make a painful choice—Christ or their families. Through evangelistic outreaches, a native ministry is addressing some of the misconceptions about Christianity and opening new doors to the gospel. Read more.
November 3 is the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. Join Christian Aid Mission staff and believers across the globe as we intercede for those who risk all to proclaim the good news of the Savior. Read more.
July 18, 2013 - Highly restrictive laws mandating the registration of churches has evangelical groups in Kazakhstan crying foul. A local ministry told Christian Aid what happened to one fellowship of believers when they met for an Easter prayer tea. Read more.
August 21, 2012 - In May, Slavik Radchuk, the Ukrainian born Area Director in charge of former Soviet Union states for Christian Aid, visited the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District in northern Siberia. Conditions in this region are brutal.
August 21, 2012 - Nestled in the center of Asia lies the mountainous, landlocked country of Kyrgyzstan; once part of the Soviet Union. Kyrgyzstan has the lowest GDP of any nation in Central Asia, the bulk of its people live in rural areas and are involved in agriculture. Good News Mission of Kyrgyzstan has a heart for the various ethnic groups living in their country, and especially its young people.
For some time now the Middle East and Indonesia have been the hot spots of Islamic belief and way of life. Today Central Asia is about to emerge as the next hot spot, even though it has already had an Islamic heritage for hundreds of years. Read more.
The look on his face told me that he had received distressing news. He told us that 50 people who work with his ministry in a distant location were arrested for "conducting an illegal meeting." It was a youth camp. Read more.
In recent years, Christianity has begun to take root in the Islamic republic of Kazakhstan. The small pockets of believers lighting the country typically reside in urban areas, leaving those in rural regions without access to the gospel. The Uyghurs, a people living in rural Kazakhstan, originated from Turkish nomads living in Siberia. Large numbers of Uyghurs also live in China. For centuries, they lived along the Silk Road, transporting Chinese goods to Europe. Read more.
Orthodox Christianity and Islam are the dominant religions in Central Asia. It is an area where religion, customs, and politics are closely intertwined. Adherents who continue with their traditional rituals and abide by government regulations are left alone. But gospel preaching Christian missionaries are suspect. Read more.