Eurasia

Map of Eurasia

Countries Where We
Assist Native Ministries

Overview

In most of the countries in the difficult mission field of Eurasia, evangelical believers comprise less than 1 percent of the population. Indigenous, pioneer missionaries travel far distances in these countries to bring the message of Christ to isolated, unreached people groups.

Some of the challenges of missionary work in this region include depressed economies and poor infrastructures, vast distances between rural communities, rough terrain, and political, cultural, and religious ideologies that are closed and hostile to the gospel message.

An indigenous ministry in the closed, landlocked country of Kyrgyzstan is meeting people’s felt needs while sharing the hope of Christ. Ministry workers provided food to poor, mountain communities where many Kyrgyz lost their livelihoods due to COVID-19 lockdowns. The Kyrgyz are nearly 100 percent Muslim; however, ministry workers have already planted several churches among them.  

Native missionaries in Russia are reaching nomadic reindeer herders who live near the Arctic Circle in an area translated in their language as “the ends of the earth,” along with several other unreached people groups who are isolated or marginalized like the gypsies. Missionaries are making inroads into their communities through programs for children and youth and by helping to meet their needs for food, medicine, and clothing.

How You Can Make a Difference

Thanks to dedicated indigenous missionaries, the gospel is taking root among the ethnic minorities in Eurasia, but they need help to reach the remote communities where these minorities live to disciple and train them in God’s Word. You can supply them with vital resources for transportation and living expenses, along with Bibles and training materials.

Ways To Give

Russian Christians in winter clothes standing in front of a wooden fence with snow on the ground

Evangelism & Discipleship

Indigenous ministries in Russia and Kyrgyzstan, some of the world’s most gospel-resistant countries, are effectively sharing the hope of Christ and planting churches among the region’s ethnic minorities. Your support will equip them with the tools they need to expand their outreaches, like the costs of transportation to and from remote villages and a snowmobile to transport missionaries to an unreached people group living near the Arctic Circle. Your gift will also be used toward the training and living expenses of native missionaries in Eurasia as well as helping a ministry in Kyrgyzstan, where the evangelical population is less than 1 percent, to start a youth sports program as a platform to share the gospel.
Russian Christians holding paper certificates

Community Engagement

An indigenous ministry in Russia is working among an isolated, unreached people group near the Arctic Circle that is plagued by alcoholism, spirit worship, and a high rate of suicide. They request assistance for outreach among the children and youth of this group, including summer camps. Missionaries are also working among the children of ethnic minorities in other regions of the country, including Chechnya. In Kyrgyzstan, an indigenous ministry would like to provide medical aid to a poor community and support its drug and alcohol rehabilitation program, which includes completing construction on an automobile repair shop to provide gainful employment to former addicts who finish the program.
Eurasian woman sitting in a marketplace with a cart full of bread that she is selling

Compassion

COVID-19 lockdowns nearly crushed poor mountain communities in Kyrgyzstan already struggling to survive. Many lost their livelihoods during the lockdowns and saw skyrocketing food prices due to border closures. An indigenous ministry provided several of these struggling families with food packages and requests help to continue and expand this work to include aid for 100 families. In Russia, indigenous missionaries ask for assistance to provide food and clothing to an unreached people group near the Arctic Circle.

Exclusive Stories from the Mission Field

Extend Grace To The Lost in Kazakhstan

“Often, people are quickly ignited by God,” a ministry leader said. “But without having a root, they quickly go out.” The leader’s wisdom serves as the foundation for his ministry’s work. When he and his wife began a new family group with two other families, they understood they must be firmly rooted in their own faith to best serve one of the families, who are unbelievers.

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Come Alongside New Churches in Africa

Native missionaries drove through heavy rains to meet with villagers in a remote area who had only recently begun to regularly meet together. But their meeting place was beneath a tree, and on this day, the downpour pushed everyone into a small house nearby where the missionaries used the book of Philemon to discuss the importance of house churches such as theirs.

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Minister To Young Adults in Kyrgyzstan

A teenage boy attended a weekly outreach event for teens organized by a local ministry because it seemed like a fun way to pass the time. Each Saturday, the ministry rented a soccer field for the teens to play soccer together. Then, they came together at church to sing, fellowship, and talk about God.

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Equip Native Pastors For Evangelism in Africa

The Lord is doing great things in Africa through native missionaries who travel village to village distributing Bibles, praying with the people, and training pastors and missionaries. During one such visit, Christian workers saw nine people—including the chief—put their faith in Christ.

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Lift Up Persecuted Believers in Kyrgyzstan

The leader of a native ministry visited a married couple in a remote village who had been ostracized by their family and neighbors for their Christian beliefs. When the couple sought to join their cow to a local herd, the herdsmen forbade it. When they need water for their garden, they are prohibited from getting it.

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Minister To Vulnerable Young People in Kazakhstan

Christian workers use a sports ministry to build relationships with local young people, many of whom are orphans being raised by relatives. “We try to become trustees for them, take responsibility to help them find their calling, profession, and find their place in life,” the ministry leader said.

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