See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.

— Isaiah 43:19

Pray for more Christians to live among and serve the Tajik Muslims on the Silk Road.

With a population of around 51,000, the Tajik are China’s seventh-largest Muslim people group on the Silk Road. Their native languages are Sarikoli and Wakhi (Iranian languages). Pray for them as they increasingly need to learn and use Mandarin in daily life.

Pray encouragement for workers running community development charities in poor urban areas as they seek to be the hands and feet of Jesus in Southeast Asia.

Jesus often reveals himself to Muslims in dreams. Pray for many dreams for East Asia’s Muslims in 2022.

Climate change is affecting many nations in Southeast Asia. Pray that ways can be found to reduce emissions and deforestation while maintaining sustainable economic development for the benefit of all people.

People Profile

About East Asia’s Muslims

Of East Asia’s 2.2 billion people, over 12% or more than 260 million people are Muslim. There are more than 220 different ethnic groups in East Asia that are majority Muslim, and one can find Muslims from Mongolia to Indonesia, Myanmar to Japan. By some estimates, 60% of those following Islam around the world live in Asia. Their cultures are different from their Middle-Eastern counterparts, and their Islamic practices are quite diverse.

OMF History

Helping Muslims learn more about Jesus has been part of OMF International’s history for more than 100 years. In 1906, George W. Hunter of the China Inland Mission (CIM) set up base in Urumqi and served among the Uyghur, Kazak and other Muslim people groups in China. Many other CIM workers served Chinese Muslim groups such as the Hui in the early 20th Century.

OMF Work Today

Today, we engage and serve East Asia’s Muslims in different locations in a variety of ways. We teach, serve as professionals, run businesses, empower poor communities and contribute to nation building in the countries where we serve. We make friends with our neighbours, build bridges and explore the Scriptures with them; we explain what it means to follow Jesus. We also work with like-minded followers of Jesus in loving and serving our Muslim neighbors with the love of Jesus.

Population

  • Millions of people in many people groups spread throughout Southeast Asia and East Asia.

Religions

  • Islam

Father, we pray for you to bless the Muslim peoples throughout East Asia. We want to see poor village people, men at the tea shops, fishermen at the beach, women in the markets, students and busy influential people in towns learn more about the love of Jesus. Lord, please bring harmony and trust to people of different faiths living together in community.

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