CENTRAL ASIA: University Teacher Loses Job Because of Faith
  • 21 May 2020

A Christian woman was dismissed from her job teaching Russian at a national university after school officials learned of her faith. Vera, a single mother who is raising her children without family support, had hoped that her part-time job teaching Russian would eventually develop into a full-time position. She was a good teacher, and her […]

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CENTRAL ASIA: Clampdown on Christianity
  • 11 October 2018

Throughout Central Asia, Christians are facing worship bans, arrest and torture as Islamic nationalism gains ground. A recent survey revealed that 263 people had been punished in Kazakhstan during 2017 for hosting religious meetings, offering religious literature, or other religious crimes. Most of those prosecuted were Protestant Christians. The clampdown continued into 2018 with almost […]

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UZBEKISTAN: Pray for Tohar Haydarov
  • 18 May 2016

Uzbek Christian Tohar Haydarov learned recently that he will be required to serve all 10 years of his sentence without the possibility of parole. Tohar has been in prison since March 2010, when he was arrested on drug charges. His church members say the charges were fabricated and he was really imprisoned because of his […]

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KAZAKHSTAN: Yklas Kabduakasov Sentenced
  • 13 April 2016

Six weeks after a judge sentenced Yklas Kabduakasov to seven years’ house arrest for his Christian activities, he was rearrested and sent to a labour camp. Yklas, a former Muslim, was first arrested in August 2015; he spent 12 weeks in prison before receiving a sentence of seven years under house arrest. The 54-year-old father […]

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Central Asia: Zero Percent Chance
  • 10 March 2016

Caught between an Islamic culture and the remnants of 70 years of communism, many people in Central Asia have a 0% probability of ever hearing about Jesus. Listen to this interview clip as ‘Harold’ gives moving examples from his ministry in the region and our need to give our all. Listen to the full interview […]

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