Kazakhstan gave Ukraine 41 powerful generators that will help provide stable electricity supply in hospitals as the Russians target power supply in the war in Ukraine. This has been interpreted as another sign of the weakening support for Russia among the former Soviet Central Asian nations. Praise God for this generous gift. Pray that the people of Kazakhstan will humble themselves under God’s mighty hand, that He may lift them up in due time. Pray that they will cast all their anxieties on Him because He cares for Kazakhstan (The Bible, 1 Peter 5:6-7).
Ukraine receives 41 hospital generators from Kazakhstan (Ukrinform)
A large country the size of Western Europe, Kazakhstan is the world’s leading uranium producer and the economic leader of Central Asia. Soviet-era nuclear testing and toxic waste dumping plague the nation as well as elevating drug addiction levels and HIV/Aids rates. Islam had a resurgence after the Soviet era, but more legal restrictions are being imposed on all religious groups. Unregistered Protestant churches and their Believers suffer the most persecution. Political instability and infighting between the ruling party and opposition groups have been the mark of the last three years. The impact of Russia’s war in Ukraine has been felt hard in the neighboring nations, with many migrant workers in Russia losing jobs due to sanctions, and the rising cost of living impacting the poor.