The Kumyk are an agricultural people located along the northwest coast of the Caspian Sea in southern Russia. They make their livelihood primarily by farming, vineyards, and cattle raising. The Kumyk are one of two Turkic language-speaking peoples in this region. 

According to Joshua project, few cultural remnants of Christianity remain in their culture that had adhered to Islamic beliefs for over 1000 years. The Kumyk religious and cultural mix of traditions is seen in Kumyk art, dance, music, and ceremonies. They are proud of their heritage and culture and are well regarded in their surrounding region.  Significant populations live in Rusia and Ukraine. 

Partnership // Move Beyond

Please spend a few minutes in prayer for the following:

  • Ask God to strengthen, encourage, and protect the formerly Muslim Kumyk who have come to faith in Christ.
  • Pray Kumyk people will find spiritual freedom as they learn the truth of the gospel.
  • Pray that God will raise up faithful intercessors who will stand in the gap for the Kumyk
  • Pray that traditional Muslim culture will soften, creating open doors for the Gospel to be preached in Muslim communities.