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

The Pamir and Tien-Shan rugged mountains in Tajikistan make up over 90% of the surface area. Popular for hiking and climbing. Until the 12th century, the northern part of the Persian empire. From the mid-19th century, under Russian rule.

Very soon after independence in the early 90’s Tajikistan fell into a tribal based civil war – this was a hard time, with over 60,000 lives lost. Tajikistan has untapped mineral and hydro-electric potential – with many wild and beautiful rivers. However, the country’s economy has never really recovered from the civil war, poverty is widespread and it is Central Asia’s (CA) poorest nation.The Tajik people share culture and history with the Iranian people and speak Tajik – a dialect of the Persian language.

At the start of the 90’s, there were only a handful of ethnic Tajik believers. Then a season of spiritual blessing. However, the church’s growth stalled after the nineties and has never picked back up. Previously dominated by Russian culture and language, it is now taking steps towards being a CA church…

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