The Top 20 Countries where Christianity is Growing the Fastest

top 20Where is Christianity growing the fastest? The Center for the Study of Global Christianity, based at Gordon Conwell Seminary, published In June 2013 an excellent report regarding Christianity in its Global Context. The full report can be found online at www.globalchristianity.org/globalcontext. From this report I identified the top 20 countries that have the highest percentage Christianity Average Annual Growth Rate (AAGR). They are listed in Table 1.  I have also calculated the number of years for the number of Christians to double, based on the Average Annual Growth Rate.  

Table 1. The Top 20 Countries Where Christianity Has the Highest Percentage Growth Rate

Rank Country Continent Christian  AAGR Years to double Majority Religion Percent Christian 1970 Percent Christian 2020

1

Nepal Asia, South Central

10.93%

6.6

Hindu

0.1%

3.8%

2

China Asia, Eastern

10.86%

6.6

Non-religious

0.1%

10.6%

3

United Arab Emirates Arabian Peninsula

9.34%

7.7

Muslim

5.9%

12.9%

4

Saudi Arabia Arabian Peninsula

9.27%

7.8

Muslim

0.3%

4.6%

5

Qatar Arabian Peninsula

7.81%

9.2

Muslim

4.5%

9.5%

6

Oman Arabian Peninsula

7.62%

9.4

Muslim

0.5%

4.6%

7

Yemen Arabian Peninsula

7.09%

9.1

Muslim

0.0%

0.2%

8

Mongolia Asia, Eastern

5.96%

12.1

Buddhist

0.3%

2.0%

9

Cambodia Asia, South-eastern

5.87%

12.3

Buddhist

0.5%

3.6%

10

Bahrain Arabian Peninsula

5.49%

13.1

Muslim

3.9%

7.9%

11

Benin Africa, Western

4.85%

14.8

Christian

18.1%

47.8%

12

Burkina Faso Africa, Western

4.81%

15.0

Muslim

9.0%

24.8%

13

South Sudan Africa, Eastern

4.67%

15.4

Christian

22.7%

63.8%

14

Bhutan Asia, South Central

4.60%

15.7

Buddhist

0.3%

1.1%

15

Mali Africa, Western

4.54%

15.9

Muslim

1.4%

3.8%

16

Brunei Asia, South-eastern

4.49%

16.0

Muslim

5.8%

14.1%

17

Guinea Africa, Western

4.44%

16.2

Muslim

1.3%

3.8%

18

Kuwait Arabian Peninsula

4.26%

16.9

Muslim

5.1%

9.2%

19

Singapore Asia, South-eastern

4.12%

16.3

Buddhist

7.8%

21.7%

20

Turks and Caicos Islands Caribbean

3.97%

18.1

Christian

99.5%

91.6%

What’s happening in these countries?

  • Are you surprised to see that 19 of the countries in the top 20 are in Asia and Africa
  • Did you notice 11 countries on the top 20 list are Muslim majority countries?
  • Did you catch that not a single country from Europe, Northern America or Latin America makes the top 20 list?
  • Did you notice the world’s newest country, South Sudan? South Sudan became an independent country in July 2011, separating from the Muslim majority of Northern Sudan.
  • Did you see that highest Christian growth rates are found among all major non-Christian religious groups: Hindus, Non-Religious, Buddhists, Muslims and Ethno-religionists (Benin and South Sudan)
  • Did you observe that the majority of the top 20 countries are clustered in three areas: Eastern Asia, Western Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.

Clearly some interesting things are happening in these countries. I shall look a bit deeper at what factors are contributing to the growth of Christianity in each area.

Asia heads of the pack

Asia AAGR

The primary growth factor in Asia is conversion growth. China, Nepal, Cambodia and Mongolia have high conversation rates among their indigenous people.  The majority of becoming Christians come from non-religious, Buddhist and Hindu backgrounds. The conversion rate is two to eight times higher (in the case of China) than rate of population growth. Currently China has the third highest number of Christians in the world, following the United States and Brazil. Keep your eye on China. If the high growth rate continues, China may become the country with the most Christians by 2030. In an earlier post I’ve explained some of what is happening in Mongolia. (Link)

Table 2 contains the Population Average Annual Growth Rate (AAGR) and the calculation of the Net Christian Average Annual Growth Rate, which represents conversion. Subtracting population AAGR from Christian AAGR eliminated the growth that comes from population growth, the net result of births minus deaths, immigration minus emigration.

Table 2. The 20 countries having the highest Average Annual Christian Conversion Rate 1970-2020

Country Continent Christian AAGR

Population AAGR

Net Christian AAGR  (Conversion )

China Asia

10.86

1.07

9.79

Nepal Asia

10.93

2.19

8.74

Saudi Arabia Arabian Peninsula

9.27

3.58

5.69

Oman Arabian Peninsula

7.62

3.05

4.57

Cambodia Asia

5.87

1.67

4.20

Mongolia Asia

5.96

1.84

4.12

Yemen Arabian Peninsula

7.9

3.37

3.72

Albania Europe

3.71

0.87

2.84

Bhutan Asia

4.6

2.04

2.56

Guinea Africa

4.44

2.27

2.17

South Sudan Africa

4.67

2.53

2.14

Singapore Asia

4.12

2.01

 2.11

Burkina Faso Africa

4.81

2.71

2.10

Armenia Asia

2.52

0.45

2.07

Mali Africa

4.53

2.48

2.05

Benin Africa

4.85

2.83

2.02

Timor-Leste Asia

3.74

1.85

1.89

Brunei Asia

4.49

2.66

1.83

Georgia Asia

1.52

-0.29

1.81

UAE Arabian Peninsula

9.34

7.63

1.71

All seven countries in this area make the top 20 list. The CSGC report indicates that ”Much of this growth has come as a result of immigration, partially by those displaced from other countries in the region, but primarily through the influx of migrant workers to the service industries of the region’s wealthy nations. Many of these workers are Christians, coming from countries such as the Philippines and working in Western Asia for two or three years at a time” (p.42). So the primary growth factor in this region is immigration. Table 3 presents a more in depth analysis of this region.What’s happening with the Muslim majority countries in the Arabian Peninsula?

Table 3. Factors Contributing to Christian Growth in the Arabian Peninsula

Rank Country Percentage Expatriate Proselytism of Muslims Expatriate religious freedom Est. Nr. Christians 2020 Comments about conditions

10

Bahrain

est. 50%

Forbidden

Yes

119,000

59% of work force is expatriate. Half of congregations are from South India

19

Kuwait

39%

Forbidden

Yes

310,000

Underground Kuwaiti Church is growing. Majority of work force is expatriate.

7

Oman

25%

Forbidden

Yes

151,000

The majority of work force is expatriate so also the majority of converts

6

Qatar

65%

Forbidden

Yes

209,000

Christians offered land to build the first churches since Islam’s arrival

4

Saudi Arabia

est. 27%

Forbidden

NO

1,542,000

Record on religious freedom and human rights may be the worst in the world.

3

United Arab Emirates

est. 44%

Forbidden

Yes

1,182,000

Religious freedom is notable for all major faith groups. An increasing number of conversions among expatriates.

5

Yemen

2.6%

Forbidden

Yes

52,300

Little religious freedom though conversions from Islam are reported

What’s up in Western Francophone Africa?

The primary growth factor in Western Africa is biological growth, though conversion growth is nearly as significant. Relatively good social stability and religious freedom since the 1960s have permitted churches and missionary organizations to make disciples. Because overall Christian growth is a combination of net population growth (births minus deaths, immigration minus emigration) and net conversion growth (those embracing Christianity minus those leaving Christianity) it is sometimes helpful to subtract Population AAGR from Christian AAGR to determine “Conversion Growth. Table 4 and the following graph show how these factors come in to play in Western Africa. In each country it is seen that population or biological) growth is slightly higher than conversion growth.

Table 4. Population and Conversion Growth in Western Africa.

Country

Christian AAGR

Population AAGR

“Conversion” AAGR

Benin

4.85%

2.83%

2.02%

Burkina Faso

4.81%

2.71%

2.10%

Guinea

4.44%

2.27%

2.17%

Mali

4.54%

2.48%

2.06%

Africa AAGR

The Turks and Caicos Islands: An Abnormality?

The Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean, the only Christian majority country in 1970 on the top 20 list, enters the top 20 mainly due to a high population growth rate (4.14%). The Christian AAGR is 3.97%, slightly lower; but a small difference leads to a larger change over a 50 year period. The actual percentage of Christians in the country actually decreased almost 8% over the 50 year period because the population growth rate is higher than the Christian growth rate. Although the number of Christians in the Turks and Caicos Islands grew significantly, the contribution factor was biological growth.

Georgia: Overcoming Population Decline.

The only country to have a negative population growth rate on Table 2,  The Top 20 Countries with the highest conversion rate is, Georgia. The situation here is somewhat interesting in that the country will most likely experienced a population decline between 1970 and 2020. A significantly lower birth rate and economic emigration since the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991 are the primary contributing factors to the net -0.29% population decline. The Christian AAGR for 1970-2020 is 1.52, but because the overall population decline, the Net Christian AAGR is 1.81.

Conclusion: Growth Factors May Vary

This brief survey suggests that the primary growth factor is different for each reason. In Asia, the primary factor is conversion. In the Arabian Peninsula, the chief factor is immigration. In Western Francophone Africa, the primary factor is “natural” or biological growth, although conversion is also significant. In the Turks and Caicos Islands, the high biological growth rate offset a decline in the overall percentage of Christians in that country, which masks the trend of people turning away from the Christian religion; whereas in Georgia, a population decline masks the real conversion rate in that country. These examples evidence the need to search out the dynamic factors that contribute to the growth (or decline) of Christians in any context.

What factors are contributing to the growth of Christianity (or its decline) in your context?

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What’s Hot? What’s Not? Christianity in its Global Context: 1970-2020

AAGRThe Center for the Study of Global Christianity, based at Gordon Conwell Seminary, published In June 2013 an excellent report (in my opinion) regarding Christianity in its Global Context. This report presents analysis for the period 1970-2020 and points out implications for society, religion and mission. The full report can be found online at www.globalchristianity.org/globalcontext and includes a number of eye opening observations.

Things are not the way the used to be!

The report documents the global shift of the majority of Christians from the North to South from 1970-2020. Specifically this 50 year period witnessed the shift of the Christian Majority from the Global North (North America and Europe, including Russia) to the Global South. In 1970 43% of Christians lived in the Global South. By 2010 59% of Christians were found in the Global South and it is projected that two-thirds of all Christians will live in the Global South by 2020. (p.14). While Christianity has made significant gains in the Global South, there were also significant declines of the Global North. Overall the global percentage of Christians increased just 0.1% over this to year period, from 33.2% to 33.3%, for essentially zero net growth (p.12).

Growth Analysis by Continent

My intent is not to restate the findings of the report, but to further analyze CSGC data and highlight continental growth trends not included in that report. Specifically I want to highlight what’s hot (where Christianity is growing) and what’s not (where Christianity is in decline). The data gleaned from the CSGC report and my calculations is presented in the following two tables.

Table 1. Key Christian Indicators by Continent.

Region Nr. of Christians 2020 Percent Christian
2020
Christian AAGR(1)
1970-2020
Christian AACR(2)
1970-2020
Africa

630,644,000

49.3%

3.02%

0.50%

Asia

420,390,000

9.2%

3.01%

1.48%

Europe

580,305,000

78.0

0.33%

0.03%

Latin America

600,533,000

92.1%

1.61%

 -0.05%

Northern America

288,005,000

76.9%

0.62%

-0.35%

Oceana (4)

30,818,000

73,3%

1.08%

 -.47%

Global Total

2,550,695,000

33.3%

1.47%

0%

Table 2. Key Evangelical Christian Indicators by Continent

Region Nr. of evangelicals 2020 Percent Evangelical (3)2020 Evangelical AAGR (1) 1970-2020 Evangelical AACR 1970-2020
Africa

191,090,751

14.95%

4.51

1.99%

Asia

120,986,333

2.65%

4.52

2.99%

Europe

20,837,012

2.80%

0.32

0.07%

Latin America

87,718,345

13.45%

4.06

2.40%

Northern America

74,691,603

19.95%

0.95

-0.03%

Oceana (4)

6,476,778

15.40%

1.25

-0.30%

Global Total

501,800,822

6.55%

2.97

1.50%

Notes:

(1)   AAGR is an abbreviation for Average Annual Growth Rate.

(2)   AACR is an abbreviation for Average Annual Conversion Rate. AACR represents the percentage of those becoming Christians from other religions. This is determined by subtracting the percentage of the Average Annual Population Growth Rate from the AAGR.

(3)   The CSGC report presents two perspectives on the estimating number of Evangelical Christians in each continent: namely that of the Center for the Study of Global Christianity and Operation World. Here I have chosen to average these two estimates. In all but one instance (Europe), the figure given by Operation World is higher than the CSGC figure (pp.16-17). My own field experience and conversations with other researchers leads me to believe that the Operation World estimates for Evangelicals tend to be on the high side.

(4)   Oceana represents Australia, New Zealand and other Southern Pacific Islands.

What’s Hot?

There are many different angles from which to view the data. What’s hot here depends on the question asked.

If you ask which content has the most Christians or has the highest percentage of Christians, then Latin America is the hottest.

But if you ask which continent has the most evangelicals, then Africa is hottest.

Still, if you ask where the largest percent of Evangelical Christians are found, that would be Northern America – (but Northern Americans should not boast too soon as significant concerns will be noted in the next section.

If you ask which continent which continent has the highest Average Annual Growth Rate, then Africa is at the top (3.02%) closely followed by Asia (3.01%).

If you wish to know where the rate of conversion to Christianity from other belief systems is the highest, this would be Asia at 1.48%. I call this the Average Annual Conversion Rate, which is determined by taking the Average Annual Growth Rate and subtracting the Average Annual change in Population, which represents natural population growth (the net difference between the birth rate and death rate as well as emigration and immigration).

Evangelicals in Asia, Africa and Latin America are the hottest of all, growing much more quickly than the population and Christians in general. In fact Evangelical Christians are growing far quicker than any major world religion, with the exception of Daoists. (p.13)

By way of honorable mention, Eastern Europe, including Russia, has seen a revival of interest in Christianity, especially since 1990, adding almost 90 million to the number of Christians, an increase of 28.6% (AAGR 0.91%).

What’s Not?

On the other hand, the CSGC data point out where Christianity is struggling. Again there are several perspectives.

The least Christian Continent – percentage wise – is Asia; although there are more Christians in Asia than Northern America! Also Asia has nearly six times more evangelicals than Europe and more Evangelicals than Europe and Northern America combined. And Asia’s Evangelical Growth Rates are the highest in the world. So what Asia lack in quantity, it makes up for in quality!

Based on Average Annual Growth Rates the percentages of Christians in Latin America, Northern America and Oceana are in decline. Europe (excluding Eastern Europe and Russia which experienced a revival in Christianity after 1990) also has experienced a significant decline in this period, the percentage Christians declining nearly 15%.

Evangelicals are also losing ground in Oceana and Northern America – and again, if it were not for Eastern Europe, Evangelicals are would be losing ground in Europe too.

Conclusion

Asia, Africa and Latin America are Hot

Oceana, Northern America and Europe are not.

Points to ponder

So does anything you’ve seen here surprise you?

What further questions arise in your mind?

In my next posting, I intend to look at this same data at a country level, asking what’s hot and what’s not. I can guarantee that there will be some eye opening surprises!

The 228 Unengaged Turkish Peoples: Who they are and where they are found?

In a recent posting, I pointed out that there are 228 unengaged Turkish peoples who number more than 7 million persons. A friend asked: “Who are they and where are the found?” A simple list follows of who these people are, where they live and their population.

By the way, “unengaged” means that no one – as far as we know  is seeking to declare the good news of God’s salvation among a people group or to found a community of believers in Jesus Christ, the Savior of all the world (1 John 2:2; 4:14).  Taking seriously Jesus command “disciple all the nations” (Matthew 28:19) implies that all the “unengaged” become “engaged.” For a people group to be “engaged”, two general things must happen: first, those who are already Jesus’ disciples must consistently pray for these peoples along the lines of 1 Timothy 2:1-8 and Luke 10:2; and second, that communities of believers in Jesus Christ partner to send out message bearers to these peoples, sharing the good news of His salvation and establishing healthy communities of those who respond to Jesus call, “Follow me!”

Could you be an advocate for one of these “unengaged” Turkic peoples in the disciple-making community that you are a part of? Is there one on this list that attracts your interest?

The following information is taken from the online data base found at www.JoshuaProject.net. To go to the specific link for this data, which includes much more information and a profile of each people group, click here .

People

Country

Population

Afshari Afghanistan

13,000

Ainu, Aynu China

7,300

Akto Turkmen China

2,700

Alutor Russia
Aynallu, Inallu Iran

5,900

Azerbaijani, Azeri T Azerbaijan

278,000

Azerbaijani, Azeri T Iraq

2,031,000

Azerbaijani, Azeri T Jordan

5,000

Azerbaijani, Azeri T Syria

40,000

Azerbaijani, North Armenia

300

Azerbaijani, North Belarus

5,100

Azerbaijani, North Estonia

900

Azerbaijani, North Czech Republic

200

Azerbaijani, North Kyrgyzstan

18,000

Azerbaijani, North Kazakhstan

85,000

Azerbaijani, North Latvia

1,600

Azerbaijani, North Lithuania

1,300

Azerbaijani, North Moldova

2,200

Azerbaijani, North Netherlands

100

Azerbaijani, North Russia

610,000

Azerbaijani, North Tajikistan

4,800

Azerbaijani, North Turkmenistan

53,000

Azerbaijani, North Ukraine

42,000

Azerbaijani, North Uzbekistan

63,000

Baharlu Iran

8,900

Balkan Gagauz Turkis Macedonia

2,100

Bashkir, Bashkort Uzbekistan

50,000

Chelkans Russia

1,200

Cypriots, Turkish Cyprus

246,000

Cypriots, Turkish United Kingdom

33,000

Enets, Yenisei Samoy Russia

200

Ewenki, Tungus Mongolia

500

Gajal, Gadzhal Turkey

16,000

Gilyak, Nivkh Russia

4,700

Hazara Tajikistan

7,500

Hezhen, Nanai, Gold China
Karakalpak Afghanistan

2,900

Karakalpak Kyrgyzstan

1,100

Karakalpak Russia

1,500

Karakalpak Turkey

73,000

Karakalpak Turkmenistan

4,900

Kazak, Qinghai China

3,600

Kazakh Afghanistan

2,900

Kazakh Azerbaijan

2,200

Kazakh Armenia

400

Kazakh Belarus

2,400

Kazakh Czech Republic

2,000

Kazakh Germany

42,000

Kazakh Kyrgyzstan

34,000

Kazakh Lithuania

700

Kazakh Tajikistan

15,000

Kazakh Turkmenistan

140,000

Kazakh Ukraine

5,200

Keriya China

700

Khalaj, Turkic Iran

50,000

Kumandins Russia

2,900

Kyakala China

2,900

Kyrgyz Czech Republic

300

Kyrgyz Russia

105,000

Kyrgyz Turkmenistan

1,000

Kyrgyz Ukraine

1,100

Kyrgyz United States

100

Lu, Lu Ren China

5,800

Nafar, Nafar Turk Iran

4,200

Negidal, Nizovsk Russia

500

Nogai Kazakhstan

400

Nogai Russia

105,000

Nogai Ukraine

400

Nogai, Nogay Romania

11,000

Nogai, Nogay Uzbekistan

200

Ongkor China
Orochi, Orichen Ukraine

900

Orok Russia

300

Pishagchi Iran

1,200

Qaragozlu Iran

2,400

Saman China

3,100

Soyot Russia

3,700

Tatar Afghanistan

500

Tatar Azerbaijan

27,000

Tatar Armenia

500

Tatar Belarus

13,000

Tatar Canada

600

Tatar China

7,800

Tatar Estonia

2,600

Tatar Finland

900

Tatar Georgia

3,300

Tatar Kyrgyzstan

32,000

Tatar Kazakhstan

273,000

Tatar Latvia

3,100

Tatar Lithuania

3,100

Tatar Moldova

2,800

Tatar Poland

5,000

Tatar Tajikistan

22,000

Tatar Turkmenistan

62,000

Tatar Ukraine

69,000

Tatar Uzbekistan

668,000

Tatar, Chulym Russia

400

Tatar, Crimean Kyrgyzstan

600

Tatar, Crimean Kazakhstan

1,100

Tatar, Crimean Moldova

1,500

Tatar, Crimean Romania

22,000

Tatar, Crimean Russia

2,500

Tatar, Crimean Tajikistan

9,800

Tatar, Crimean Uzbekistan

5,000

Tatar, Khakass China
Tatar, Mishari Russia

800

Tatar, Siberian Russia

6,900

Teleut China
Tsaatan Mongolia

300

Tubalars Russia

2,000

Tuerke China

200

Turk United Arab Emirates

8,300

Turk Azerbaijan

22,000

Turk Brazil

200

Turk Chile

300

Turk Denmark

93,000

Turk Egypt

41,000

Turk El Salvador

600

Turk Czech Republic

2,100

Turk Finland

6,100

Turk Georgia

3,200

Turk Greece

56,000

Turk Honduras

1,600

Turk Croatia

300

Turk Japan

5,200

Turk Kyrgyzstan

40,000

Turk Kosovo

6,900

Turk Kazakhstan

84,000

Turk Lebanon

9,300

Turk Moldova

1,700

Turk Montenegro

600

Turk Norway

22,000

Turk Serbia

2,700

Turk Saudi Arabia

29,000

Turk Syria

3,400

Turk Tajikistan

1,100

Turk Ukraine

7,300

Turk Venezuela

30,000

Turk, Meskhetian Uzbekistan

1,300

Turkmen India

500

Turkmen Iraq

398,000

Turkmen Jordan

6,300

Turkmen Kyrgyzstan

2,000

Turkmen Kazakhstan

1,600

Turkmen Ukraine

3,500

Turkmen, Turkoman Russia

37,000

Turkmen, Turkoman Syria

135,000

Turkmen, Turkoman Tajikistan

23,000

Turks Afghanistan

9,500

Turks Algeria

2,900

Turks Argentina

800

Turks Bahrain

1,400

Turks Belize

100

Turks Belarus

300

Turks Ireland

2,400

Turks Guinea

300

Turks Hungary

5,900

Turks Indonesia

200

Turks Italy

30,000

Turks Iraq

2,700

Turks Kenya

200

Turks Korea, South

1,600

Turks Kuwait

7,000

Turks Slovakia

300

Turks Liechtenstein

1,100

Turks Luxembourg

800

Turks Libya

29,000

Turks Mongolia

200

Turks Mali

200

Turks Morocco

3,600

Turks Malta

800

Turks Oman

900

Turks Mexico

300

Turks Malaysia

400

Turks Nigeria

400

Turks New Zealand

1,700

Turks Pakistan

500

Turks Poland

5,000

Turks Portugal

800

Turks Qatar

3,600

Turks Philippines

100

Turks Senegal

100

Turks Slovenia

200

Turks Singapore

900

Turks Spain

4,700

Turks Sudan

2,800

Turks Thailand

200

Turks Tunisia

1,100

Turks Turkmenistan

16,000

Turks Yemen

400

Tuvans-Todzhans Russia

1,900

Tuvinian, Tuva China

4,100

Tuvinian, Uriankhai Mongolia

5,200

Udekhe Russia

1,500

Uyghur Australia

400

Uyghur Iran

5,700

Uyghur Mongolia

300

Uyghur Russia

3,700

Uyghur Saudi Arabia

7,700

Uyghur Tajikistan

800

Uyghur Taiwan

200

Uyghur Turkmenistan

2,100

Uyghur Ukraine

200

Uyghur, Kashgar Afghanistan

4,300

Uygur, Lop Nur China

42,000

Uygur, Taklimakan China

300

Uygur, Yutian China

67,000

Uzbek, Northern Australia

200

Uzbek, Northern China

21,000

Uzbek, Northern Czech Republic

200

Uzbek, Northern Georgia

1,100

Uzbek, Northern Lithuania

1,400

Uzbek, Northern Moldova

1,100

Uzbek, Northern Mongolia

23,000

Uzbek, Northern Russia

293,000

Uzbek, Northern Ukraine

12,000

Uzbek, Northern United States

26,000

Uzbek, Southern Azerbaijan

1,900

Uzbek, Southern Armenia

300

Uzbek, Southern Belarus

3,600

Uzbek, Southern Estonia

100

Uzbek, Southern Latvia

300

Yakut China

2,800

Yenisei Ostyak, Ket Russia

1,200

Yugur, Enger China

5,800

Yugur, Saragh China

12,000

Yukaghir, Chuvan Ukraine

200

Yukaghir, Southern Russia

100

Two Astounding Facts about the Turkic Peoples

Ramadan Turkic Peoples Prayer Focus

Monday, August 5, through Wednesday August 7, 2013

This is the last post in a five-part series that presents prayer requests for the Turkic Peoples during Ramadan.Turkish ladies crop

Monday: Fact – 21 million Turkic people don’t have the Bible in their language. Pray that God will motive qualified people to translate the scriptures into all of the languages of the Turkic Peoples.

Tuesday: Fact – No one is working to reach 223 Turkic Peoples (7 million people) Pray that God Churches and mission organizations around the world will partner together to reach these 223 Turkic Peoples.

Wednesday: Congratulations! You have completed this Turkic People Prayer Focus during Ramadan. How has God worked in your heart? How might you be involved in efforts to take the Good News to the Turkic peoples in the future? Spend some time talking to the Lord about how he may be leading you.

You can learn more about these countries and peoples from the book, Operation World or JoshuaProject.net.