ICEJ reaches Kazakhstan with message of hope and reconciliation

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21 Jan 2017
ICEJ reaches Kazakhstan with message of hope and reconciliation

The Republic of Kazakhstan, a transcontinental country bridging Central Asia and Eastern Europe, is the world’s largest “landlocked country” (with no access to seas or oceans) and is the ninth largest country in the world. Sharing borders with Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, the country is dominated by Islam, with more than 70% of the population identifying as Muslims. However, it is still a home to several thousand Jews and traditional Christians (predominantly Russian Orthodox) make up only 25% of the population.

The ICEJ decided to reach out to the local evangelical churches in Kazakhstan to bring a better understanding of Scripture and God’s plans for Israel. At the same time, we made contact with the remaining Jewish communities in the country to show our support to the Jewish People.

After very fruitful meetings with ten of the most influential pastors in Kazakhstan, Pastor Pavel Kuptsov was appointed as a representative of the ICEJ in northern Kazakhstan.

“It is a great privilege to be an ICEJ representative in our country and our region,” said Pastor Kuptsov after the meetings. “Our church is one of the biggest in our region. We have approximately over 500 members, including our branch churches in different cities in Kazakhstan. Our church loves and supports Israel, so we are hoping to have a group from Kazakhstan at the Feast 2017.”

We need your prayerful support for the work of the ICEJ in Kazakhstan during this unstable time in Middle Asia.

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