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He listens to the evil one. That is why he refused Christ, but my heart is the heart of a mother and as such holds out hope that he will return to Jesus.
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About Kazakhstan

  • Leader:President Nursultan Nazarbayev
  • Government:Republic
  • Population:17 million (2.5 million Christians)
  • Main Religion:Islam
  • Persecution Level:Sparse
  • Source of Persecution:Dictatorial paranoia/Islamic extremism

Three issues dominate Kazakhstan at the moment: the succession of President Nazarbayev, its sizable Russian minority and the hundreds of Kazakh citizens who have joined radical Muslims in the Middle East. Persecution of Christians has increased since last year, including a slight increase in violence. The persecution in Kazakhstan is driven by a regime that seeks to increase its control more and more, as well as Islamic extremism.

Recent News from Kazakhstan

Oct 31 2016

A Mother from Kazakhstan Prays For Unbelieving Son

Found in Prayer

Clara* raised her sons, Dias* and Jeengul*, on her own. Her husband left her for another woman twelve years ago. In a moment of desperation when Clara was first left alone with two teenagers, she attended a service at the Protestant church for the first time. The pastor was teaching the parable of the prodigal son. She was captivated by God's love.


Jul 21 2016

Kazakhstan: “Let the Children Come to Me”

Found in Prayer

A church in Kazakhstan is under investigation following an event at which they invited teens to study the Bible, drink tea, and play games.


Prayer Points for Kazakhstan

  • Pray for those who are beaten and imprisoned for leaving Islam and turning to Christ.
  • Pray for government authorities who seek to suppress or eradicate Christianity.
  • Pray that Christian leaders under surveillance would experience peace and rest in their Savior.

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