Kyrgyz Christians are praying for new leaders

By April 18, 2005

Kyrgyzstan (MNN) — As Kyrgyzstan plans for new elections in July, Christians are praying that bold action by typically peaceful Kyrgyz will encourage believers to be bold in their faith.

The Bridge International have operated a Bible School in that nation along the Chinese border. Many of the present church leaders of the 7,000 member church in Bishkek are graduates from that school. Now they’re asking believers to pray that the Lord will use the political instability in their country to raise up godly men in leadership who are committed to Kingdom building work.

Since Kyrgyzstan is predominately Muslim many fear that religious freedom would diminish, however there have been no indications that will happen. The Bridge believes Kyrgyzstan is strategic to what God will do through Central Asia, because of its proximity to Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and China.

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