We alluded to it last month, but do you know who all lives in Eurasia?
If you are thinking of people in the middle East, you would be partly right. Last month, our focus was on Central Eurasia, which included nations like Afghanistan, Iran, and Pakistan. So if you’re thinking about the unreached in Eurasia, and Muslims come to mind, you would be on the right track.
There are nearly a billion Muslims in Eurasia who need the hope of Jesus, so if you’ve been praying for them to come to know Christ, thank you. But to assume that unbeliever in Eurasia is Muslim would not only be incorrect, but it would marginalize all the other hundreds of millions of non-Muslims in Eurasia who also need to hear about Jesus.
The Eurasia region includes India, where there are over a billion Hindus who are lost and dying without Christ.
In places like the Himalayas in Southern Asia, Bhuddism has a substantial influence.
And of course, in Israel, there are many Jewish people who do not yet understand that their Messiah has already come.
In addition to all of these religious groups, there is a growing population of people in Eurasia, like in the rest of the world, who have no religious affiliation at all. In Russia, one of the nations we’ll be focusing on this month, the percentage of people who don’t follow any formal religion at all could be as high as 40%.
So as you think about Eurasia this week, make sure you’re taking in the complete picture. People in Eurasia have been blinded to the truth of Jesus in every possible way, and they need a witness of Christ in their midst to proclaim the truth to them.
As Paul says in Romans, “How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?” (Romans 10:14).
Would you be praying with us this week for all these diverse people groups in Eurasia? Pray that their hearts would be open to the message of the gospel, and that God would provide a way for them to hear about Him.
And if you want to pray for these people more specifically, but aren’t quite sure how, we are putting together some exciting resources that will help you as you pray, so stay tuned. And thanks, as always, for being a part of this community. We couldn’t do this without you.