Working together to reach ethnic Kazahks with the Gospel.

By August 16, 2005

Kazakhstan (MNN) — Kazakhstan is a Central Asian country slowly coming out of economic depression and former Soviet rule to be a Kazak nation. For the first time in many years, there are now more ethnic Kazaks than other nationalities.

Baptists in Kazakhstan have invited SEND International to partner with them to reach out to the ethnic Kazaks. SEND is building a team of missionaries who will settle initially at the Baptist headquarters near Qaraghandy to study Kazak and help with training German/Russian believers in Bible and cross cultural missions. As the team grows, SEND missionaries will work side-by-side with Kazak Christians to reach the unreached ethnic Kazaks in the north and west of Kazakhstan.

Today the Baptist church, which is largely German and Russian in ethnic background, is vibrant but small. They are actively building mercy ministries with drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs, kindergartens, ministry to the elderly, orphanages, children’s clubs, youth ministry and new churches.

Pray for the deployment of a full team to Kazakhstan this fall. Praise God for the team that is already in place. Pray that the impact of this team in a new area for SEND will shake all of Central Asia.

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