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Uzbekistan, another extremely poor country, has shot to media prominence as a result of the death of its long term dictator, who preserved a great deal of the Soviet apparatus and oversaw one of the world’s most repressive regimes. Christians continue to face intense persecution in Uzbekistan, where everything is run by the security services. Barring a miraculous move of God there is unlikely to be any move towards greater openness – but we can always pray!

Pray for extreme grace and faithfulness for the believers, for fresh ways to reach the people, who are overwhelmingly Sunni Islam. By and large, apart from occasional rounds of sanctions, the West has had little to say about human rights violations and other oppressive practices of the Uzbek leadership.

See this testimony about a good number of Muslims coming to Christ in this brief video by CBN, especially from about 2:58.

Pray for the work of God in Uzbekistan

To get up to speed with what is going on in Uzbekistan generally, see this article.

Someone who has just talked with Secretary of Jewish Agency in Uzbekistan was very concerned about the situation there and said we have to be ready for new big wave of aliyah from Uzbekistan. Please remember this aspect too as we pray for Uzbekistan in this season of uncertainty.

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