Reaching Uzbeks for Jesus Christ
Abror is the charming and exuberant host for three Uzbek TV programs:
- Hayvonot Zamini (Animal Land), designed for children, but enjoyed by whole families, weaving the love of the Creator with facts about His creation.
- Hikoyalar Zamini (Story World), featuring Abror and his puppet friend, Little Bear, relating real life circumstances of children to animated Biblical stories.
- Hayot Noni (Bread of Life), a men’s cooking show stirring testimonies of Uzbek believers into recipes for salvation and delicious meals.
Abror is passionate about bringing the gospel to Uzbek-speaking people throughout Central Asia and the Middle East. He was born in Uzbekistan and raised as a Muslim, so he understands the emptiness and hopelessness of people in these regions.
Born with a Passion for God
“Since I was a little child, I’ve been seeking for God and believed in Him, but I was not praying to Jesus Christ or putting my faith in Him.” Instead, he was introduced to a judgmental god who demanded legalistic adherence to his law and the accumulation of good deeds. Deep in his heart, Abror felt there should be more to God than rules and judgement.
A Pivotal Bus Ride
One day on a public bus Abror met a Christian lady named Umida. Abror explains their chance meeting and eventual marriage by pointing to Proverbs 16:9, “The mind of a man plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.”
As Umida’s Christian family prayed for her new husband, she found opportunities to read to him from the New Testament. Abror began to suffer from the emptiness which he’d felt in his heart from childhood. He’d tried to be good enough for the god of Islam, because he’d “never heard the love of the Most High could forgive everything [he] did in [his] life.”
Then one night, after he’d been married for about a year, Abror cried out to God to reveal Himself. “That night Jesus came into my life. I accepted Him as my Savior, my Lord, my God.”
Following God Around the Globe
After becoming a believer, Abor was inspired to get his green card and move to the US. He didn’t believe he could get the card at all, but when he did with his first application, he had proof God wanted him in the US. As Abror and Umida prayed about where in the States they should live, Abror had a dream. “God said to move to California, live there a while and then move to Texas.” Abror had no idea where he and his family would end up, but just like Abraham, God led Abror, step-by-step. Eventually Abror was led right to GHM.
After Abror moved his family to California, they started looking for God to show them their next step. Meanwhile, here in Plano, GHM was planning to create a children’s program for Uzbekistan. One day a group GHM leaders gathered around a table at The Hope Center praying for an Uzbek speaking man to host a Christian TV program about animals. Within two days God put Abror and GHM together – and the rest, as they say, is history.
Like Abror, you can partner with Global Heart Ministries to fulfill the Great Commission in this generation. Together we can bring the light and the truth of Jesus Christ right into the living rooms of every deceived child, every oppressed woman and every hurting home. This is our message. This is our call.
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