God is moving in tremendous ways in Central Asia, but new believers are finding themselves at odds with the younger generation.
One of the challenges our partners face in parts of Kyrgyzstan is the growth of Islam, especially among the younger generation. In some areas, teens and young adults are expected to recite parts of the Quran before they’re allowed into one popular fast-food restaurant.
One ministry in Kyrgyzstan works with tuberculosis patients to share with them the hope and healing message of Christ’s death and resurrection.
In some cultures, tuberculosis (TB) is associated with witchcraft or familial curses. This is due in part to ignorance about how TB is spread and it often being associated with HIV, poverty, drug use, homelessness, imprisonment or being a refugee.
Despite cultural discouragement and restrictive laws, believers are working to empower locals and introduce them to a God who cares in this small central Asian country.
Kyrgyzstan is a country of astonishing history and breathtaking landscapes.
On the northwest border of China, its soaring peaks rival Switzerland’s mighty Alps. Here several branches of the ancient Silk Road met, and Persian, Turkish, Russian and Asian cultures blended.