The Altai Mountains stretch across Eastern Kazakhstan. It is said that this region is mystic, fabled, and holy. Here, religions intersect: Shamanism, Islam, Christianity, and more. It’d be easy to celebrate religious diversity, but may we bear in mind the spiritual realm is alive and active. Ephesians 6:12 tells us that “we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but… against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” Let’s pray for the word of God to come alive and believers to put on the full armor of God to protect and engage in Kazakhstan’s spiritual battle.

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