Kyrgyzstan became independent from USSR in 1991.  They have struggled to stabilize since then and are still very poor.  They have had a tragic history over the years from Christians who slaughtered their ancestors to imposed Islam and Communism.  There are still government restrictions and scrutiny on religious groups.  The majority is Muslim with about 5% Christian. Pray for the local churches, the unity of Christians there, and for resources that show them the truth that God’s love has for them.
Kuwait is an oil-rich wedge of desert between Iraq and Saudi Arabia.  They became independent in 1961 and are a key ally to the West.  Sunni Islam is the state religion with a large Shi’a minority.  Religious tolerance is higher here than in most of the region. The underground Kuwaiti Church has been growing.  Satellite television is probably the most powerful tool in reaching not only Kuwait but the entire Gulf region.  There are several Arabic-language Christian channels available.  My church supports several of them as do many other missions. Kuwaiti Arabs have been increasingly exposed to Christians through travel, business connections and students studying abroad.  Expat Christians have also had a good reputation thanks to a hundred years of […]

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Sue McCusker is a writer, teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life and hope she sees around her every day. She has written for Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines, and teaches the story of God in women's Bible study. Her passion is connecting technology with faith to produce good.