August 21, 2012 - In May, Slavik Radchuk, the Ukrainian born Area Director in charge of former Soviet Union states for Christian Aid, visited the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District in northern Siberia. Conditions in this region are brutal.
August 21, 2012 - Nestled in the center of Asia lies the mountainous, landlocked country of Kyrgyzstan; once part of the Soviet Union. Kyrgyzstan has the lowest GDP of any nation in Central Asia, the bulk of its people live in rural areas and are involved in agriculture. Good News Mission of Kyrgyzstan has a heart for the various ethnic groups living in their country, and especially its young people.
May 3, 2011 - A missionary pastor and his family were arrested, and are being secretly held in custody according to leaders associated with ministry to former USSR states. Read more.
May 30, 2010 - As the annual summer season of open air campaigns begins in the former USSR, Slavik Radchuk has issued an urgent appeal for help from friends in the USA. Read more.
Jan 19, 2010 - Through mission’s mobilization conferences, practical evangelistic outreaches and Video Bible Schools, native missionaries hope to be able to mobilize another 3000 native missionaries in Eurasia. Read more.
For some time now the Middle East and Indonesia have been the hot spots of Islamic belief and way of life. Today Central Asia is about to emerge as the next hot spot, even though it has already had an Islamic heritage for hundreds of years. Read more.
The look on his face told me that he had received distressing news. He told us that 50 people who work with his ministry in a distant location were arrested for "conducting an illegal meeting." It was a youth camp. Read more.
In recent years, Christianity has begun to take root in the Islamic republic of Kazakhstan. The small pockets of believers lighting the country typically reside in urban areas, leaving those in rural regions without access to the gospel. The Uyghurs, a people living in rural Kazakhstan, originated from Turkish nomads living in Siberia. Large numbers of Uyghurs also live in China. For centuries, they lived along the Silk Road, transporting Chinese goods to Europe. Read more.
Orthodox Christianity and Islam are the dominant religions in Central Asia. It is an area where religion, customs, and politics are closely intertwined. Adherents who continue with their traditional rituals and abide by government regulations are left alone. But gospel preaching Christian missionaries are suspect. Read more.