Day 18: Karachai of Russia

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  • POPULATION: 222,600
  • LANGUAGE: Karachay
  • PROGRESS: 0.02% Christian (0.02% Evangelical)
  • BIBLE TRANSLATION: New Testament, Psalms

Once deported by Stalin, many Karachai have relocated back to their homeland in the Karachai-Cherkessia province. They practice Sunni Islam mixed with folk religion, and they have strong family and cultural traditions.

Prayer Request:

Pray the Karachai to understand the concept of grace. Pray for the few believers in this area and that workers will be equipped to serve here.

map showing location of Karachai people in Russia

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