Kazakhstan is the ninth-largest country and dominates central Asia between Russia and China, and is a large trade route between the east and west.  They were under communist rule and suppression of all religion until the collapse of the USSR in 1991.  Today only traditionally recognized religious groups can operate freely, but there are still strong laws that suppress Christians. The Kazakh church has continued to grow from virtually no believers in 1990 to about 15,000 in 2010.  There is a great demand for Bibles both among the Kazakhs and the Russians.  However more translations […]
Japan has one of the world’s most powerful export economies, but was heavily affected by the 2008-2009 worldwide recession.  Low birth rates and an aging population are major societal and economic concerns for the future.  Though there is freedom of religion, over 70% of Japanese claim no personal religion, and most follow the rituals of ancestor-venerating Buddhism and polytheistic Shintoism.  There are very few Christians.  Christianity is still considered an outside, western religion rather than a universal faith, despite 500 years of Christian presence in Japan.  It is the largest unevangelized nation, even though they […]

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