The Ingush people have suffered greatly at the hands of Russia. Only Jesus can bring them true peace and victory over anger and bitterness. Originally from Russia’s Caucasus region, the Ingush number over 420,000 in that region, with approximately 20,000 more in Kazakhstan where they were deported during WWII. The Ingush people are Sunni Muslims, with many following Sufism, the mystical branch of Islam. Pray for faithful intercessors for the Ingush people. Ask for Spirit-filled witnesses to bring Jesus’ grace, peace and self-giving love to Kazakhstan’s Ingush.
The legacy of the Soviet Union's brutal approach to family values lives on in Kazakhstan. Divorce is normal, parenting centres on control rather than love, and many millions have grown up without a stable father-figure, let alone one who shows them what love looks like. Fatherlessness is the root of so many social problems here, and the good news of God's Kingdom for families is desperately needed. Cry out for the fatherless of this nation, that they would be drawn to the healing love of their Heavenly Father. Pray for those working in discipleship and family focussed ministries here, that new patterns of family would be learned and godly Fathers emerge.
Population: 18,050,488 (2017)
Official languages: Kazakh and Russian
GDP (PPP) per capita: $25,669[ (2016 est.)
Life expectancy: 68 years
Religions: 62% Muslim, 34% Russian Orthodox, 2% Protestant, 2% other religions