Central Asia News

Christian Aid’s News articles offer you a glimpse into the lives of indigenous believers, their struggles and their triumphs. We hope that by informing you of the needs of your brethren, God will lead you to pray and support indigenous missions groups.

Discipling "New" Christians Under Watching Eyes

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.

Training Strategies in Central Asia

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 Uyghur People of Kazakhstan

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.

Trusting in God's Grace

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.