The Central Asian region (“Central Asia”) is a vast, landlocked part of Asia, which includes such countries as Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan. The region is located in the center of the Eurasian continent. The total area is 3,882,000 km2, the population is more than 60 million people (2017). It borders Afghanistan, Iran in the south, China and Russia.
The countries located in this region have many common cultural and historical characteristics. Once the Great Silk Road passed through it, which passed through such old cities as Samarkand, Bukhara, Khojent, Tashkent, Khiva, etc. The dominant religion of the region for many centuries has been Islam.
In the nineteenth century, the entire territory of the region became part of the Russian Empire, and later – part of the USSR, which caused the appearance of a non-Muslim population in the countries of the region.
After the collapse of the USSR, Evangelical Christianity began to spread in the region. In each of the countries of the region, the position and number (on average 0.5% of the total population) of Christian communities differs depending on the political and economic situation. The main difference between the region is that it is united by a common Soviet past, linguistic and cultural heritage. And also the fact that a huge number of people who are not reached by the Gospel live throughout the vast territory of the region.
1.For the Central Asian Evangelical Alliance; that there should be unity, understanding and coordination among Christians in the region, which produces a great harvest in the gospel.
2.For a new generation of faithful servants who are ready to serve in the region and are able to become an influential minority in difficult conditions.
3.For stability and peace in the region. So that in the countries that are part of the region, laws are adopted and implemented, aimed at respecting the rights and improving the well-being of people.
CENTRAL ASIA INFO
|Regional EA est.||2019|
CENTRAL ASIA Central Asia Evangelical Alliance
|Kazakhstan||Evangelical Alliance of Kazakhstan|
|Kyrgyzstan||Alliance of Kyrgyz Evangelical Churches|
|Tajikistan||Tajikistan Evangelical Alliance|
|Uzbekistan||Uzbekistan Evangelical Alliance|