Unreached of Day: 2023-9-18

Lezgin in Ukraine

Lezgin in Ukraine

The Lezgin people of Ukraine are a Muslim group that live and work in brutal weather conditions. Even though the Lezgin are Muslim, they have not relinquished their pre-Islamic belief in the spirit world. In recent years, some Lezgins have come to faith in Jesus Christ. However, their numbers are so few that they cannot form a fellowship even in Ukraine, the "Bible Belt" of Eastern Europe. Most of them live in Russia’s Caucasus region, one of the least reached parts of the world.

Ministry Obstacles

Islam is an obstacle. Being Muslim in a Christian culture like Ukraine means they must actively try to retain their culture.

Outreach Ideas

Followers of Christ can attend Lezgin cultural events and actively learn to appreciate their music and stories. If someone learns enough about their music, they can spread the gospel in a culturally relevant, non-threatening way.

Scripture Focus

"For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? For what can a man give in return for his soul?"  Mark 8:36-37

Scripture Prayer

Pray for today’s people group to come to realize that all the spiritual riches of life and true wisdom are found in Jesus Christ alone.

Prayer Focus

Pray for a movement to Christ among Lezgins in Ukraine and in Russia. Pray for the Lezgin people to see beyond Lezgin culture and identity and give a fair hearing to the gospel. Pray for the Lord to thrust out loving and patient ambassadors who will disciple new Lezgin believers.

Lezgin in Ukraine

People Name: Lezgin
Country: Ukraine
10/40 Window: No
Population: 3,300
World Population: 893,800
Language: Lezgi
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherent: 0.00%
Evangelical: 0.00%
Bible: New Testament
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:
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