I am the LORD, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?

— Jeremiah 32:27

Intercede for East Asia’s Silk Road people who struggle with stormy family relationships. Pray that local Christians would support them in love and service.

The Uzbek are China’s ninth-largest Muslim people group, with a population of over 10,500 in China. Pray for improving education and health care in the areas where they live.

Some children who live in rural areas along the “Silk Road” region of East Asia have to drop out of school at a young age in order to help care for siblings or work in the fields. Pray for them to have more opportunities to continue their education and that they would know God’s love for them.

Domestic violence is an issue that wrecks families all around the world. Pray for healthy family relationships among East Asia’s Muslims and that God’s love would touch hurting hearts who may have been affected by domestic violence.

It is easy for people to be focused on financial and professional success more than their relationship with God. Pray that people living in East Asia’s Silk Road region will seek godly purity above earthly gain.

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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