Unreached of Day: 2022-1-11

Uyghur in China
Uyghur

Uyghur in China
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Uyghur in China

What is the future for China's Uyghurs, a people with a rich and centuries-old Turkic culture severely oppressed by China's government? Millions of Uyghurs live in China's northwestern Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, now a police state that imprisons well over one million Uyghurs in brutal "re-education" camps. Although almost all Uyghurs are Sunni Muslim, they mix their Islam with folk religion.

Ministry Obstacles

Their community-oriented culture and religion face serious threats. Such a situation makes them less open to outside ideas. Few Uyghurs are open to Christ and Han Chinese Christians have little interest in reaching them.

Outreach Ideas

The Uyghurs may listen to believers who demonstrate the compassion and love of the only Savior. Their language contains the complete Bible, the JESUS Film and many audio and visual materials based on the Bible.

Scripture Focus

"And Moses quickly bowed his head toward the earth and worshiped. And he said, If now I have found favor in your sight, O Lord, please let the Lord go in the midst of us, for it is a stiff-necked people, and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for your inheritance."  Exodus 34:8-9

Scripture Prayer

Pray that members of this people group will soon have as rich an understanding of the need for God’s presence as Moses did.

Prayer Focus

A small but growing number of Uyghur believers live in nearby Central Asia. Pray that they would be strengthened in their faith and filled with the fruit of the Holy Spirit. Ask God to disciple Uyghur believers to reach Uyghur communities throughout China. Pray God would stir Chinese Christians to intercede for and reach out to China's suffering Uyghurs. Ask that suffering Uyghurs would experience God's comfort from within re-education camps and broken homes.

Uyghur in China

People Name: Uyghur
Pronunciation:WEE-gur
Country: China
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 11,921,000
World Population: 12,453,000
Language: Uyghur
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherent: 0.01%
Evangelical: 0.01%
Bible: Complete
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:
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