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Mission Eurasia works in Kyrgyzstan and the other countries of Eurasia to train and equip young Christian leaders for effective ministry.

Kyrgyzstan is a mountainous country with a people of old nomadic culture. Its contemporary history is marked by uprising—notably against the Russian Empire in 1916, and most notably for ousting three of its first four presidents after it gained independence when the Soviet Union collapsed. It is also plagued with poverty, corruption, and restrictive laws.

Despite gradual improvements, Kyrgyzstan remains the second-poorest country in Central Asia with 20 percent of the population living below the poverty line. Remittances comprise around 30 percent of the GDP since wages are higher abroad—nearly one-third of working-age Kyrgyz live in Russia, with many others in Kazakhstan and elsewhere. Wide-scale corruption has hindered economic progress and public trust, while border conflicts have hindered diplomacy.

Though classically considered the freest Central Asian nation due to its laws and elections, freedom of speech and religion have declined rapidly over time. Harassment and arbitrary judicial action against journalists and political opposition are commonplace. Recently, parliament granted the president power to arbitrarily overturn constitutional court rulings, citing undefined “moral values” and “social conscience of the people” as justification.

Kyrgyzstan is over 90 percent Muslim—not accounting for non-adherent cultural Muslims and non-religious people—with a large remainder being Christian. Evangelical Christians make up roughly 0.3 percent of the total population, but living out their faith is often a challenge. Proselytizing is illegal, church registration requirements are prohibitive, and violence against non-Muslim Kyrgyz is commonplace in rural areas. Raids on religious communities and imprisonment of individuals are consistent threats.

After a revolution and ethnic clashes in 2010, our SWW students in Kyrgyzstan engaged in peacemaking and inter-ethnic reconciliation. As religious persecution continues, you are helping continue this SWW legacy. In 2023, you supported our SWW ministry training for 120 enrolled leaders, 59 of whom graduated from the full two-year program.

Help Empower Christian Leaders in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan faces numerous challenges, including poverty, corruption, and religious persecution. Despite these obstacles, Mission Eurasia is working to train and equip young Christian leaders to minister effectively in this difficult context.

Join us in sowing the good seeds of the gospel in Kyrgyzstan by supporting our School Without Walls (SWW) ministry training program. Your contribution will help us empower the Next Generation of Christian leaders to bring hope and healing to their communities.

“Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”

Hebrews 4:16

Prayer Requests

  • Please pray that the culture of widespread corruption in the nation would be replaced by a culture of righteousness.
  • Please pray that, through the ministries of Mission Eurasia, many Kyrgyz youth would turn to Jesus, be established in the ways of the Lord, and bear good fruit, helping to set their nation on a better trajectory.
  • Please pray for God to protect and bless His church so that the unreached in this majority Muslim nation would turn to Christ.
  • Please pray for our SWW students who are committed to peacemaking and inter-ethnic reconciliation. Pray that, despite religious tensions and persecutions, they would have freedom to reach out and share Christ—the ultimate source of hope and peace.


Diana is 17 years old and lives in the city of Talas. Her parents divorced when she was 9 years old, and Diana has been living with her mother, stepfather, younger siblings, and her grandparents. Diana's mother has heart and kidney problems and is currently undergoing treatment. Despite these problems, she works cleaning the city’s streets. It's not just a job for her, though: it’s her ministry through which she reaches the people of her city with the gospel.

When Diana was 12 years old, she and her grandmother began attending church. Diana was actively engaged in the teenage club and now participates in a club called Young Life. This year Diana began studying at School Without Walls (SWW).

“When I joined SWW, my life began to change. Since I started coming to SWW classes, I began to learn more about God. I didn’t have any relationship with God before, but now I feel close to Him. I also want to thank our church and pastor for the inspiring seminars, one of them is called Mission in the Profession.

“Thank you for not staying indifferent to my dream: from the age of 13, I dreamed of becoming a manicurist. After learning about my passion, the church provided me with a cozy, comfortable room on its grounds, and they also helped provide me with some equipment for free. I am very grateful to God for such incredible help in fulfilling my dream. Now I also want to serve young people and share the gospel with them while doing their manicure. I believe that’s my calling.”

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