URGENT: Afghanistan Spotlight

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Where We Work Afghanistan

Afghanistan

Country Profile and Radical's Work

Stratus Index
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Religion
Islam
Literacy Rate
37.3%
People Groups
72
Unreached People Groups
67
Population unreached
99.9%

Climate: Arid to semiarid; cold winters and hot summers

Terrain: Mostly rugged mountains; plains in north and southwest

Environment Issues: Limited natural freshwater resources; inadequate supplies of potable water; soil degradation; overgrazing; deforestation (much of the remaining forests are being cut down for fuel and building materials); desertification; air and water pollution in overcrowded urban areas

Languages: Afghan Persian or Dari (official) 77% (Dari functions as the lingua franca), Pashto (official) 48%, Uzbek 11%, English 6%, Turkmen 3%, Urdu 3%, Pashayi 1%, Nuristani 1%, Arabic 1%, Balochi 1% (2017 est.) note: the Turkic languages Uzbek and Turkmen, as well as Balochi, Pashayi, Nuristani, and Pamiri are the third official languages in areas where the majority speaks them

Government Type: Theocratic

How to Pray

Afghanistan continues to be an incredibly vulnerable place for those who have come to Christ. The Taliban now controls in the country, making it unsafe for Christians. Should a convert to Christianity be discovered by their family, they can expect to be disowned or, in many cases, killed. (Source: Open Doors)

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Pray that the underground church in Afghanistan would flourish in the face of opposition. Pray for fellowship among Christians in Afghanistan, that they may support and encourage one another in their faith. Pray that they may find ways to connect with other believers, even in the midst of challenges and isolation.
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Pray that God’s Spirit would give boldness and wisdom to Afghan believers as they seek to share their faith with others despite the risks involved. Pray that they may have discernment to know when and how to share the gospel and that their witness may draw others to Christ.
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Pray for the safety and protection of Christians in Afghanistan. Ask God to provide them with courage, strength, and wisdom to navigate difficult situations, and to shield them from harm.
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Pray for the spiritual growth and discipleship of Christians in Afghanistan, that they may mature in their faith and become strong disciples of Jesus Christ. Pray for access to sound biblical teaching and discipleship resources, including Bibles, that will help them grow in their relationship with God.
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Pray for an end to the oppressive governing authority in this nation.

Unreached people groups live in areas where Christ is unknown and there is little to no local church presence.

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