The Unreached Peoples Prayer Profiles
Tajikistan is a former Soviet republic in Central Asia located on the far
western border of China. The Pamir and Tien-Shan Mountains cover 93% of the
nation. Tajikistan is rich in minerals, coal, oil, and hydro-electric
power, but years of Communist mismanagement were
After independence from the USSR in 1991,
Tajikistan became embroiled in a civil war between the reformed Communists
and the more democratically minded. The civil war brought suffering and
bitterness to Tajikistan, with thousands killed and thousands of refugees.
Political turmoil makes the status of religious freedom uncertain, but the
rapidly growing Muslim majority persecutes Christianity. Since the advent
of Islam over 1000 years ago, Tajikistan has has had little opportunity
to be exposed to the Gospel.
|For further information and specific prayer points for Tajikistan,
look up the book
"Operation World" by Patrick Johnstone.
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