April 17, 2017 Amy Reasoner

Links for Your Monday: Earthquake readiness, new ways to get to Kazakhstan, and a fun story about milking cows

We’ve been focusing on Central Eurasia this month – an area that is rife with political unrest. In fact the countries that comprise Central Eurasia are many of those where battles have been taking place from the very beginning days. It’s land that was fought over by Abraham’s descendants, and where God’s people were taken into exile by the Babylonians. It’s were Queen Esther saved the Hebrews from slaughter by the wicked Haman, and it’s land that’s fought over still, as the “wars and rumors of wars” the Bible speaks of increase more and more until Jesus returns for his church.

It’s easy to find news articles that paint the picture of war and terrorism as the only things happening in this part of the world. But for the many who live there, including workers we send, there are a lot of other things happening, and a lot of ordinary people who simply need the truth of Jesus presented to them so they can truly find the peace they seek and walk away from the false promises of Islam.

So we’ve rounded up some links to paint a little bit fuller picture of what’s happening in Central Eurasia – a slice of life there, of the fun and interesting things going on,

In the midst of everything else going on in Iran, there was an earthquake recently that left two people dead. Pray for those affected?

And maybe it’s because of that earthquake that I think it’s so cool that Turkey is working to be better prepared for future earthquakes.

Are you wanting to come to Kazakhstan? It’s about to get easier to get there.

A female governor in Afghanistan (the country’s first) wants to do a better job of protecting the women and children in her nation from the horrors of war. You may or may not agree with what she’s trying to do, but isn’t it great that she’s trying to find new ways to look after their most vulnerable populations?

And lastly, I thought this story about milking a cow from an old farmer in rural Kyrgyzstan was interesting.

We hope that reading these articles helps paint a broader picture of Central Eurasia for you, and that you would join us in praying for the lost in these nations and the workers among them who are trying to share the gospel with them. Thanks for the part you play in the Eurasia Community. We couldn’t do this without you.

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