Turkmenistan is a Central Asian country that neighbors Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, and Iran. Their culture is influenced by both Turkic and Arab cultures. They were nomadic herdsmen who farmed and raised cattle. Now they live in cities and the use of farmland has changed their nomadic patterns. They are socially organized by tribe and clan structures. In the fourth century A.D., many converted to Christianity until it was later replaced by Islam. Today, almost all Turkmen are Muslim.
Engagement // What’s Happening Now
There are very few workers in Central Asia. Believers from surrounding nations have been able to enter and share the gospel even though many face persecution. Many global workers who are willing to live among the Turkmen and share the gospel are needed in Turkmenistan.
To join in reaching the Turkmen visit Live Dead.
Sustainability // The Bigger Story
Central Eurasia is one of the Least Reached regions of the world with 728 unreached people groups. Prayer is essential to effectively plant the church in this region.
Visit the Eurasia Community Blog to learn about other ways in which you can pray for Central Asian countries like Turkmenistan.
Partnership // Move Beyond
Please spend a few minutes in prayer for:
- Pray for Live Dead teams working in Central Eurasia.
- Pray for a church planting movement in Turkmenistan.
- Pray God reveals himself to the Turkmen.