Government authorities in Central Asia close Christian camps.

By August 2, 2004

Central Asia (MNN)– Bible Mission International reports some disappointing news. In Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, Christian camps are being closed.

The move comes as the government is traditionally mistrustful of children’s religious education. Over the last few years, local authorities have increased their opposition to the ministry leading to the closure.

The old Soviet system of children’s Pioneer camps has been dismantled in Uzbekistan and today no children’s summer camps remain. It appears that for this reason the Baptists’ holiday camp, which includes children among its users, arouses the authorities’ particular displeasure.

Local churches are making alternative plans to reach the next generations. Please be praying for wisdom as the teams work through difficult circumstances.

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