Unreached of Day: 2018-10-14

Kumyk in Russia

Kumyk in Russia

The Kumyk are historically a proud people, respected in Dagestan for their literary, artistic and economic accomplishments. This pride, however, is tempered by disillusionment stemming from the destabilizing elements of violence in their region. Islam spread among the Kumyk people of Caucasian Dagestan in the eighth to twelfth centuries. Prior to that time, both Christianity and traditional religion were widespread. They worshiped Tengri and various spirits and demons. Islam is an overlay to these beliefs which remain today.

Ministry Obstacles

The people of Russia's Caucasus region are hostile to Evangelical missionaries.

Outreach Ideas

Workers can reach out to the Kumyk people living outside of their homeland. They can also provide online biblical resources.

Scripture Focus

"For so the Lord has commanded us, saying, I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth."  Acts 13:47

Scripture Prayer

Pray that the believers in today’s people group become God’s light to their own group and to the nations of the world.

Prayer Focus

Pray for the Lord to give Kumyk believers understanding about how they are to walk in trusting obedience to Jesus Christ. Pray they would be lights in a spiritually dark environment. Pray for a movement to Christ among the Kumyk people that will spread to other Muslim peoples in the Caucasus region. Pray for an eagerness for spiritual nourishment that only comes from submission to Jesus Christ.

Kumyk in Russia

People Name: Kumyk
Country: Russia
10/40 Window: No
Population: 564,000
World Population: 568,700
Language: Kumyk
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherent: 0.01%
Evangelical: 0.01%
Bible: New Testament
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:
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