Unreached of Day: 2023-5-19

Deaf in Turkmenistan

Deaf in Turkmenistan

Deaf communities around the world have their own histories, languages and cultures. Just like spoken languages, sign languages are not universal, and vary widely from country to country and often even within a county. Turkmenistan is no exception.

Ministry Obstacles

Relatively little Bible translation work has been done in sign languages and interpreted church services provide only the most basic of access to the Deaf community. Because of a lack of access to the spoken language, many Deaf people have a difficult time understanding church services and activities. This is especially true in Turkmenistan, a Muslim country with only a tiny Christian minority.

Outreach Ideas

Translations that allow direct access to the word for the Deaf in Turkmenistan could help reach this people group. Having Deaf people minister to their spiritual needs adds credibility.

Scripture Focus

"The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever!"  Psalm 111:10

Scripture Prayer

Pray for fear of the Lord and wisdom to come to this people group.

Prayer Focus

Pray that inclusion of the Deaf would become normal in Turkmenistan. Pray for the Deaf in Turkmenistan to have their physical and spiritual needs met. Pray for them to have access to worship and fellowship. Pray for them to find good job opportunities and thank the Lord for his provisions. Pray for spiritual hunger and discernment that will lead them to the cross.

Deaf in Turkmenistan

People Name: Deaf
Country: Turkmenistan
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 49,000
World Population: 49,660,750
Language: Language unknown
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherent: 1.8%
Evangelical: 0.00%
Bible: Unspecified
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: No
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:
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