The Eurasian Mission College trains and equips Central Asian believers, including students from Kyrgyzstan – so here is a mission profile to learn more about the country of Kyrgyzstan – with some key praise and prayer pointers to use…

Located on the historical Silk Road, Kyrgyzstan is a mountainous country famous for its natural heritage including its high peaks, glaciers, lakes and snow leopards. Kyrgyzstan may be one of the smallest and poorest nations in Central Asia, yet it has asserted itself on the world stage by rejecting the autocratic ruling style of its neighbours. With two revolutions since its independence in 1991, it has bravely forged ahead with its democratic parliamentary system. Its potential is great with resources of gold and other precious metals, rather than oil or gas, key to its future economic success, but this will require increased political stability.

Traced back to 201 BC and originally nomads, the Kyrgyz once ruled a huge area across Russia and Mongolia, but in 1209 were overcome by Ghengis Khan and forced to migrate south-west to their present location near the Tien-Shen mountains, now covering a region similar to Scotland in size. Here they conquered the Persian peoples and then adopted their settled lifestyle. Despite various revolts, the country was annexed to the Russian Empire in 1876 and then absorbed into the Soviet Union in 1919.

The land of four layers…

To read more – download our Kyrgyzstan Mission Profile (2 page A4 PDF)

download Kyrgyzstan country mission profile