The Reach-Out project reaches the You people in Central Asia.
Ministering to the You people of Central Asia since 2005
The You* people of central Asia are a Muslim minority group that numbers about 8 million. There ancestors were nomadic herders and caravan drivers who were key middlemen in the trade between the orient and Europe. Today, many You people are involved in businesses like manufacturing, oil drilling, mining and transportation. The You people are generally, proud, happy and independent, despite the the political, religious and ethnic conflicts they have experienced, some of which are ongoing.
The You people group is under government pressure to change their traditional beliefs and way of life. Their Muslim faith is frowned upon, and government schools teach atheism to their children. Christians in this area are also persecuted. Mission agencies work with the You people, but there are very few converts and no native You church. More than 5 million You people have never heard of salvation through Jesus Christ.
*Name changed to protect missionaries and the people they minister to.