Kyrgyzstan persecution update

By November 6, 2015
Representative photo. Kyrgyz family in the village of Sary-Mogol, Osh province (Wikipedia)

Representative photo. Kyrgyz family in the village of Sary-Mogol, Osh province

Kyrgyzstan (ODM) — Pray for a situation which took place in a village in the southern part of Kyrgyzstan, a Muslim-dominated country in Central Asia.

Recently a group of Protestant believers from different parts of Kyrgyzstan visited a Christian family in their village.

*Janysh and *Laura (real names protected for security reasons) are the only Christian couple in the village who always share the Gospel with their neighbors. That is why the doors of their small home are open for believers from other areas of Kyrgyzstan.

The couple has an outreach ministry which includes showing the JESUS film. Recently, they showed the film and presented the Gospel to four families from their own village.

Three days after the Gospel presentation, two intoxicated men started screaming in the middle of the night near the home of Janysh and Laura. They shouted that Janysh and Laura were infidels who had disgraced Islam. They threw stones into the house. No one was injured.

The next day a group of 10 people came and asked Janysh to come out of the house. They told him that he had to confess he was following an “alien” religion. Otherwise, he would be forced to leave the village with his family.


Mosque under construction in Kyrgyzstan.

The next day an imam of the local mosque came to talk with Janysh and Laura. He also tried to make them renounce their faith in Jesus Christ.

With the situation escalating to possible severe violence, the couple decided to leave the village with their children. They hope to eventually return.

Please pray for the dangerous situation in the village to end so Janysh and Laura may return home. Thank the Lord for their boldness to present the Gospel in their community.

Pray for believers throughout Kyrgyzstan, which is 89% Muslim and 5% Christian.


  • I will pray to our lord Jesus so that they can return home asap,In Jesus name Amen.

  • tom Hanig says:

    What about in the US. I was hounded out of Chicago and elsewhere in the US for sharing the gospel and speaking against crime, prostitution and drugs. Persecution is in your back yard.

  • I lift all people groups of Kyrgyzstan to our LORD Jesus Christ and with a fullness of heart praise our God for moving in the nation of Kyrgyzstan to protect and provide for families like this one who stand firm in their saving faith and share the Good News: Jesus Christ is risen! Alleluia ~

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