|Leader||President Nursultan Nazarbayev|
|Population||18 404 000|
It is believed that “to be Kazakh is to be Muslim”. No religious activities outside of state-run institutions are allowed. Conversion is seen as a betrayal and some converts are locked up by their families, beaten and expelled from their communities. Unregistered churches are illegal and even registered churches are under surveillance and sometimes have their Christian materials confiscated.
Pray: That the State will see Christians as a blessing to Kazakhstan and not a threat.