February 2017 Prayer Requests

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  1. Praise God for the thousands of children in Eurasia who received Gifts of Hope during the Christmas season! Please pray that God would be at work in their hearts so that they may come to know Christ.
  2. Pray for an upcoming Next Generation Professional Leaders Initiative (NGPLI) conference that will take place in Belarus this month.
  3. Pray for young people in Tolyatti, Russia who are going to church, but don’t yet know God, and that our ministry efforts would bear fruit in their lives.
  4. Pray for our School Without Walls (SWW) leaders in Israel, as they are planning to start a new SWW group in the Czech Republic.
  5. Please pray for the regional coordinator of God’s Family Church in Minsk, Belarus as she leads ministry efforts, while also helping her daughters prepare for college.
  6. Praise God for providing resources and ministry opportunities in Russia, even in the midst of escalating religious persecution!
  7. Pray for our ministry team in Ukraine as they continue using our “I Care” Refugee Assistance Program to distribute humanitarian aid to internally displaced people and those who remain trapped in the war zone.
  8. Pray for our SWW students in Pinsk, Belarus as they partner with Christian student groups to prepare special evangelistic events at a local university in honor of the 500th anniversary of an edition of Psalms that was published by Francysk Skaryna in the Belarusian language.
  9. Please pray for our ministry workers and missionary partners who are dedicated to sharing the gospel with the unreached throughout Russia’s North Caucasus.
  10. Pray for our team in Ukraine as they meet with the leaders of professional networks in Kazakhstan, Moldova, and Russia.
  11. Pray for safety for some of our SWW students in Uzbekistan, as they are experiencing challenges with local authorities.
  12. Praise God for an English study group in Pinsk, Belarus, through which Church Without Walls (CWW) is teaching English lessons using Bible passages! Please pray that God would be at work in the students’ hearts so they may come to know Christ.
  13. Pray that God would grant wisdom to Vyacheslav, our SWW coordinator in Yekaterinburg, Russia, as he develops new ministry initiatives.
  14. Please pray that SWW students in Armenia would continue growing spiritually and sharing the gospel with their neighbors.
  15. Pray that young Christians in Saratov, Russia would actively participate in ministry efforts in their community.
  16. Pray for our plans to publish several ministry resources for young Christian professionals throughout Eurasia.
  17. Please pray for CWW in Pinsk, Belarus, as the church leaders are still trying to register with local authorities, construct their own building, and expand their small group ministry.
  18. Pray for our SWW students in Moldova as they organize and host a youth conference this month to encourage about 300 young people to share the gospel with their families, friends, and neighbors.
  19. Praise God for our ministry center in Vladikavkaz, Russia, through which we are expanding our ministry efforts, including church planting, in this volatile region!
  20. Pray that God would provide resources for CWW in Pinsk, Belarus, and that He would embolden working professionals who attend the church to share the gospel in their workplaces.
  21. Please pray for SWW students in Yekaterinburg, Russia as they begin their internships at local churches.
  22. Pray for Denis, our NGPLI director, as he develops and expands this strategic ministry throughout Eurasia.
  23. Pray for our SWW coordinators in Russia as they expand our ministry efforts in the North Caucasus and the Transcaucasia region.
  24. Praise God for our ministry leaders who are faithfully serving in Central Asia, despite the challenges they face!
  25. Please pray for our ministry team in Ukraine as they lead an NGPLI conference in Minsk, Belarus today.
  26. Pray for Georgiy, one of our SWW leaders in Vladikavkaz, Russia, as he is trying to obtain Russian citizenship.
  27. Pray that God would provide a new leader for the youth ministry at God’s Family Church in Minsk, Belarus.
  28. Please pray that God would grow the children’s ministry at Spiritual Renewal Church in Vladikavkaz, Russia.

December 2016 Prayer Requests

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  1. Praise God for our first ever Next Generation Professional Leaders Initiative (NGPLI) forum in Central Asia, which took place in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on November 12!
  2. Please pray for our Gift of Hope distribution efforts and other evangelistic events taking place throughout Eurasia during the Christmas season.
  3. Pray for a School Without Walls (SWW) youth conference that is taking place in Ukraine on December 2-3.
  4. Pray that God would bless our ministry leaders in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Russia’s North Caucasus as they expand our SWW efforts in these volatile regions.
  5. Pray for Church Without Walls (CWW) in Pinsk, Belarus, as the church leaders are applying for registration with the local authorities, while also expanding their various ministry initiatives.
  6. Please pray for SWW students in the city of Vanadzor, Armenia to be zealous for God and motivated to share the gospel with even more unreached people.
  7. Praise God for a group of 30 new SWW students in Russia’s North Caucasus who are committed to sharing the gospel!
  8. Pray for Vasiliy, one of the leaders of Reconciliation Church in Bobruisk, Belarus, as he ministers to broken families in his community.
  9. Pray for CWW in Moldova, as our ministry partners are planning many different social outreach efforts and other evangelistic events during the Christmas season.
  10. Please pray that God would grant wisdom and courage to believers in Armenia as they share the gospel with the unreached.
  11. Praise God for our ministry center in Vladikavkaz, Russia and our partners at Spiritual Renewal Church, who are dedicated to sharing the gospel throughout the North Caucasus!
  12. Pray that God would continue to bless our NGPLI efforts in Belarus so that even more young Christian professionals can learn how to share the gospel in their workplaces.
  13. Pray for wisdom for a group of SWW students in Georgia who want to start a ministry to the homeless.
  14. Please pray that God would provide new opportunities for SWW students to share the gospel with young people in local schools and universities in Vladikavkaz, Russia.
  15. Pray for Yuriy, our SWW coordinator in Pinsk, Belarus, as his mother-in-law is undergoing surgery, and he is also developing his own business.
  16. Pray that our containers of humanitarian aid goods for Ukraine would clear customs as quickly as possible so that we can continue bringing these goods to those in need.
  17. Pray that God would use SWW to raise up new church leaders in Russia’s North Caucasus and expand our ministry efforts in the region.
  18. Please pray for the leaders of Reconciliation Church in Bobruisk, Belarus as they encourage their congregation to continue growing in faith and sharing the gospel with their neighbors.
  19. Pray for Denis, our SWW coordinator in Svetliy, Moldova, as he seeks to faithfully serve the Lord and make enough time for his family.
  20. Praise God for a group of new SWW students in Russia who are participating in our Preparation for Success training seminars and inviting their friends to participate!
  21. Continue praying for Reconciliation Church in Bobruisk, Belarus as the church leaders apply for registration with the local authorities.
  22. Pray that our 12 SWW centers in Ukraine would help to prepare the Next Generation of Christian leaders for effective ministry.
  23. Please pray that God would grant courage to our brothers and sisters in Russia who are continuing to share the gospel, even in the midst of escalating religious persecution.
  24. Pray for Aram, our SWW coordinator in Armenia, and a group of SWW students as they minister to Lianna, a single mother who suffers from epilepsy and is struggling to care for her family. Praise God that she recently started going to church!
  25. Pray for Roman, one of our ministry partners at Reconciliation Church in Bobruisk, Belarus, as he recovers from a recent tumor removal surgery.
  26. Praise God that Ray and Cindy Le Clair, our missionaries in Ukraine, received permission to translate a teaching website into the Russian language! They are hoping to have it ready for a Christian Education Resource Network workshop for Christian teachers that will be taking place in January 2017.
  27. Please pray that our new SWW students in Gagauzia, Moldova would use their gifts and talents to reach their neighbors for Christ.
  28. Pray that God would be at work in the families that CWW in Pinsk, Belarus is serving so that they might come to accept Christ as their Savior.
  29. Continue praying for Georgiy, one of our SWW teachers in Vladikavkaz, Russia, as he is still trying to resolve a difficult financial situation related to a car accident he was in last year.
  30. Pray that God would lead nonbelievers to Reconciliation Church in Bobruisk, Belarus so that they may come to know Christ.
  31. Please pray for our SWW students in Haifa, Israel as they take their final exams and prepare for graduation.

October 2016 Prayer Requests

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  1. Please pray for an International Alliance for the Development of Christian Education meeting that Ray and Cindy Le Clair, two of our ministry workers in Ukraine, are leading in Kiev on October 1.
  2. Praise God for a successful hiking trip that School Without Walls (SWW) students from North Ossetia, Russia recently led! Because of this trip, several young non-Christians started going to church!
  3. Pray for Church Without Walls (CWW) in Pinsk, Belarus as they continue growing their small group ministry.
  4. Pray that God would bless Eduard, our SWW coordinator in Balti, Moldova, as he and his wife lead three different youth groups with the help of their students.
  5. Please pray that God would grant wisdom and courage to our ministry team in Russia’s North Caucasus as they continue expanding SWW in this volatile region.
  6. Praise God that Robert, a man from Gyumri, Armenia, accepted Christ at one of our evangelistic concerts and is now actively serving in his church! Please also pray for him, as he works for the authorities and is not permitted to openly confess his faith.
  7. Pray that the leaders of God’s Family Church in Minsk, Belarus would continue bringing the gospel beyond their church’s walls.
  8. Pray for SWW students in Gagauzia, Moldova as they continue reaching out to a single mother and her six children who live in their village.
  9. Praise God for a new group of SWW students in Russia that is actively serving in a local church and home Bible study groups!
  10. Please pray for the school that Living Israel recently opened in Haifa. Young people from Russia, Ukraine, and other European countries will soon be arriving to begin their studies!
  11. Continue praying for Aram, our SWW coordinator in Armenia, as he prepares young people at his church to take over the leadership of his youth ministry.
  12. Pray for two upcoming Next Generation Professional Leaders Initiative (NGPLI) conferences in Krasnodar and Perm, Russia. About 800 total young people are expected to attend these strategic events!
  13. Praise God that CWW in Pinsk, Belarus is celebrating their third anniversary this month with a special family outreach event!
  14. Please pray that our containers of humanitarian aid goods would clear customs in Ukraine as quickly as possible so we can bring these goods to those in need.
  15. Pray for three new SWW groups in Georgia as they strive to transform their communities with the hope of the gospel.
  16. Pray for an upcoming one-day conference in Krasnodar, Russia that will encourage SWW students to reach their neighbors for Christ.
  17. Please pray for Andranik and Vova, SWW teachers in Armenia, as they prepare a new group of SWW students for effective ministry.
  18. Pray for a group of Christians from Kazakhstan who will be participating in parliamentary work groups to encourage the nation’s leaders to soften harsh religion laws that they are trying to pass.
  19. Praise God for renewed passion among the leaders of Spiritual Renewal Church in Vladikavkaz, Russia!
  20. Pray for Denis, our SWW coordinator in Moldova, as he seeks wisdom in balancing his work with family time.
  21. Pray for Uzbekistan as the nation prepares to elect a new president on December 4. Please specifically pray that this new leader would call for greater religious freedom in this nation where Christians are harshly persecuted.
  22. Please pray for Georgiy, a SWW teacher and pastor in Vladikavkaz, Russia, who is dealing with a difficult personal situation.
  23. Praise God for two Christian education seminars and a training course for Christian teachers that Ray and Cindy Le Clair, along with the Christian Education Resource Network, are hosting in Kiev, Ukraine at the end of October!
  24. Pray for a Christian band from Armenia as they travel to different cities to expand their ministry.
  25. Pray for our church-planting efforts and ministry to young people through preventative lectures and youth clubs in Russia’s North Caucasus.
  26. Please pray for Alexey, our SWW coordinator in Kazakhstan, and his wife, Alisa, who is experiencing some challenging health issues.
  27. Continue praying for courage and safety for believers in Russia as they proclaim the gospel, even in the midst of the nation’s new anti-terrorism laws.
  28. Pray for Joy Club, a youth group at CWW in Pinsk, Belarus, to continue growing so they can reach even more young people for Christ.
  29. Please pray for Valeriy, our SWW coordinator in Krasnodar, Russia, as he recovers from surgery.
  30. Pray that God would bless SWW students in Balti, Moldova, as they are planning to build a new church in the village of Ushureya.
  31. Pray that God would grant us wisdom as we prepare for this year’s Gift of Hope Christmas outreach for children.

September 2016 Prayer Requests

 

  1. DSC_4921Praise God that Pastor Dmitry (David) Shestakov and his family, who we helped flee to Ukraine after David suffered severe persecution in Uzbekistan, were relocated to the United States on August 30! This is a wonderful answer to prayer, as we have been advocating on behalf of the Shestakov family since 2012.
  2. Please pray that God would use our 2016-2017 School Without Walls (SWW) program, which launches this month, to prepare even more young Christian leaders for effective ministry throughout Eurasia and Israel.
  3. Pray that God would be at work in the hearts of the children who attended this year’s summer Bible camps and will now be participating in several follow-up events.
  4. Pray for SWW leaders and students in Belarus as they prepare for several upcoming Next Generation Professional Leaders Initiative (NGPLI) conferences.
  5. Pray for our ministry team in Russia’s North Caucasus as they continue expanding SWW outreach efforts and church planting in this volatile region.
  6. Praise God for a team of young people from ShareWord Global, one of our ministry partners, who recently visited 12 of our summer Bible camps in Moldova, where they distributed New Testaments to 900 at-risk children!
  7. Please pray that our containers of humanitarian aid goods for Ukraine would clear customs quickly so we can continue bringing these goods to those in need.
  8. Pray for the leaders of Church Without Walls (CWW) in Pinsk, Belarus, as they are seeking new ways to serve in their community and grow their small group ministry.
  9. Pray that God would provide new opportunities for our ministry team in Vladikavkaz, Russia to partner with local schools and universities so they can reach out to young people through preventative lectures.
  10. Please pray for our SWW coordinator and several SWW students in Uzbekistan who were recently interrogated by local authorities. Pray that God would protect them and give them courage.
  11. Pray for CWW in Chisinau, Moldova as they continue developing and expanding their youth ministry through sports outreach, youth clubs, and training seminars at local middle schools.
  12. Praise God for a very successful summer Bible camp in Dagestan, Russia, where many children heard the gospel for the very first time!
  13. Pray for a new Living Israel church that was recently planted in Safed, Israel, where there are currently no other churches.
  14. Please pray for several upcoming evangelistic events, including picnics, movie nights, and prayer meetings, that Reconciliation Church in Bobruisk, Belarus will be hosting.
  15. Pray for our SWW students in Armenia as they prepare for several upcoming evangelistic concerts in various cities.
  16. Pray for healing for Konstantin, one of our ministry workers in Ukraine, who recently injured his shoulder.
  17. Praise God for our ministry center in Vladikavkaz, Russia, through which we are preparing SWW students to reach the lost throughout the North Caucasus!
  18. Please pray that God would continue His work in the hearts of the non-Christian teenagers who participated in a special summer Bible camp in Pinsk, Belarus so that they may come to know Christ.
  19. Pray for Aram, our SWW coordinator in Armenia, as he prepares young people at his church to lead their own youth ministry.
  20. Pray for safety for Erin and Rashid, our missionaries in Perm, Russia, as Rashid travels to Kiev, Ukraine for SWW meetings and Erin stays at home with their children.
  21. Please pray for SWW students at Reconciliation Church in Bobruisk, Belarus as they continue serving at a local boarding school for orphans.
  22. Praise God for new believers who were recently baptized at Spiritual Renewal Church in Russia’s North Caucasus!
  23. Continue praying for peace in Ukraine so that those who are hurting can start to heal and move forward.
  24. Irina, the wife of the CWW pastor in Pinsk, Belarus, is starting an English as a Second Language ministry, so please pray that God would grant her wisdom.
  25. Pray for courage and safety for our brothers and sisters in Russia as they continue sharing the gospel, despite new laws that limit religious freedom.
  26. Praise God for a specially designed New Testament in the Romanian and Russian languages that we are distributing in Moldova!
  27. Please continue praying for Sasha, a SWW student from Bobruisk, Belarus, as he is currently serving in the army.
  28. Pray for several upcoming events in Russia, including a pastors’ conference in Yekaterinburg, a NGPLI conference in Perm, and a NGPLI forum in St. Petersburg.
  29. Pray for wisdom as we continue sharing the gospel in the midst of escalating religious persecution in Central Asia.
  30. Please pray for Dmitry, our partner pastor in Tolyatti, Russia, as his church plans evangelistic events to expand God’s Kingdom in their city.

Stepping Out in Faith: Living Israel Bible Camp

Last year, God called several young Next Generation Christian leaders to organize a summer Bible camp to share the gospel with unreached children in Israel, in partnership with Living Israel, a messianic church and ministry committed to sharing God’s love with Israel’s Russian-speaking population. ThIMG_0412ese young leaders knew that many children in Israel are unreached by the gospel and in danger of getting caught up in crime or substance abuse, and they wanted to create a setting for them to experience the love of Jesus and the care of godly role models. And so, the idea for a summer Bible camp was born.  We weren’t sure whether or not the campwould bear immediate fruit–but we took a step in faith, trusting that God had a plan and that He would be faithful. And by the end of that first week of camp, it was clear that God was working powerfully in the hearts of many children. In fact, they loved the camp so much that they could hardly wait for this year’s camp to start!

This year’s camp was designed to reach young people ages 6-17 and provide them with a safe, structured environment in which to make friends, eat nourishing food, participate in fun activities, and learn about Jesus. The camp takes place Monday-Friday, and it will continue until the end of August. Each day begins with a Bible lesson, and the older children are encouraged to share their reactions and responses to the Bible lesson with the rest of the group. We also provide an opportunity each day for the kids to share prayer requests and pray with one another, which has encouraged them to continue talking with God on a daily basis. The kids also get lots of fun opportunities to unleash their creative sides through crafts, games, poetry writing, arts, and other activities. But most importantly, throughout each week of camp, our young campers see the faith of Next Generation Christian leaders on display and experience the love of Jesus through the love and care of the camp mentors.

One of our camp leaders shared how she was touched by the sight of several young girls coming to know Christ through camp:

“We thank God for transforming the hearts of young people right before our eyes! Several of the girls who attended our camp this year had never heard the gospel message. And as they learned more about God and prayed for their friends at camp, they were moved to confess their sins and accept Christ! Praise God for this miracle.”

This summer, our Next Generation Christian leaders have been reaching thousands of children throughout Eurasia and Israel who are in desperate need of the gospel message of hope and transformation. And as they faithfully minister to these precious young people, another generation of vibrant Christian leaders will soon be flourishing throughout Eurasia, Israel, and beyond.

Give to support the training and equipping of young Next Generation leaders in Eurasia and Israel who are impacting their nations for Christ:

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August 2016 Prayer Requests

13710553_909540709191439_474738610599724257_o1. Praise God for a team of 10 young people from ShareWord Global (formerly The Gideons International in Canada) who recently helped us share the gospel with more than 1,000 at-risk children at 12 of our summer Bible camps in Moldova!
2. Pray that God would provide opportunities for our brothers and sisters in Russia to continue sharing the gospel, even in the midst of the challenges posed by new anti-terrorism laws.
3. Please pray that God would be at work in the hearts of children throughout the former Soviet Union/Eurasia during this last month of our summer Bible camp season.
4. Pray that God would grant wisdom to the leaders of Church Without Walls (CWW) in Pinsk, Belarus as they continue developing their ministry strategy.
5. Pray for Andrei, one of our ministry workers in Ukraine, as he participates in the Lausanne Younger Leaders Gathering in Indonesia on August 3-10.
6. Praise God for providing new leaders for our ministry center in Vladikavkaz, Russia who are committed to expanding School Without Walls (SWW) throughout the volatile Northern Caucasus and the Transcaucasian region!
7. Please pray for our ministry workers in Moldova as they prepare to open three new SWW locations this fall.
8. Pray for Aram, our SWW coordinator in Armenia, as he continues visiting sick people in his community.
9. Pray that our containers of humanitarian aid for Ukraine would clear customs quickly so that we can continue bringing desperately needed clothing, food, wheelchairs, and other goods to those in need.
10. Praise God for a kids’ club that SWW graduates are leading in several different villages in Perm, Russia!
11. Please pray for several upcoming events, including camps, movie nights, outreaches to orphans, picnics, and prayer meetings, that Reconciliation Church in Bobruisk, Belarus is planning.
12. Pray for a new youth center that we are opening in Haifa, Israel in partnership with the Living Israel congregation.
13. Pray for a group of new SWW students in Russia as they prepare for an upcoming bike trip that SWW leaders are organizing.
14. Praise God that 63 orphans heard the gospel during a recent summer Bible camp hosted by CWW in Pinsk, Belarus!
15. Please pray for our ministry workers throughout Central Asia as they continue sharing the gospel, even in the midst of escalating religious persecution.
16. Pray that God would grow evangelical churches in Russia’s Northern Caucasus and provide new opportunities for our SWW students in the region to reach young people by partnering with local schools and universities.
17. Pray for Denis, our Next Generation Professional Leaders Initiative (NGPLI) director, as he prepares for an upcoming NGPLI conference in St. Petersburg, Russia. Please also pray for his wife, who was recently diagnosed with cancer.
18. Please pray that God would provide for the needs of God’s Family Church in Minsk, Belarus and b less the ministry efforts of the church’s SWW students.
13719612_909874929158017_8310969992513100023_o19. Praise God that thousands of at-risk children in Belarus, Georgia, and Kyrgyzstan recently received copies of 101 Favorite Bible Stories, which we designed in partnership with Christian Aid Ministries!
20. Pray for Aleksandr, one of our ministry workers in Russia, as he will be presenting NGPLI at an upcoming conference in Krasnoyarsk.
21. Please continue praying for the leadership of CWW in Pinsk, Belarus, as they are still struggling to register with the government.
22. Pray for our ministry workers and SWW students in Armenia as they prepare for two big Christian concerts that will take place in Gyumri and Ijevan at the end of the month.
23. Praise God for new believers who were recently baptized in Vladikavkaz, Russia and are now joining in our ministry efforts!
24. Pray for Sasha, a SWW student in Bobruisk, Belarus, who was recently drafted by the army.
25. Please pray for SWW students in Israel as they continue sharing the gospel with Russian-speaking immigrants.
26. Pray for our ministry workers in Ukraine as they present NGPLI, as well as several of our other ministry initiatives, at the International Missionary Forum in Kiev on August 26-27.
27. Pray for Pavel, our director in Russia, as he prepares for an upcoming trip to Canada, where he will meet with several of our ministry partners.
28. Please pray for the members of Reconciliation Church in Bobruisk, Belarus, as many of them are struggling to find work.
29. Praise God for new SWW groups that will be starting in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Russia’s Northern Caucasus this fall!
30. Please continue praying that God would bring about an end to the conflict in Ukraine.
31. Pray for the launch of our 2016-2017 SWW program, which will start in September.

Luba’s Story

IMG_6506“Last year my nine-year-old son and I moved from Uzbekistan to Israel,” shares Luba.  “When we landed at the airport, we were greeted by our friends from the Living Israel house church network, who immediately gave us a copy of the ‘Discover Messiah’ New Testament.” ‘Discover Messiah’ is a special edition of the Russian New Testament, printed by Mission Eurasia, with testimonies from Jewish-background believers.

“At that time, I didn’t believe in God, and to be honest, I didn’t want to read that book.  I was only thinking about getting settled in a new country, learning the language, finding work. But my son Daniel immediately began reading the New Testament. He began to tell me what he was reading – that Jesus was kind, that He did many good things, and that He lived here in Israel.

IMG_7804 (1)“But I was most surprised when Daniel told me that Jesus is the Messiah.  I asked him, ‘Where did you get that from?’  He explained that this edition of the New Testament begins with the stories of other Jews who trusted Jesus as their Messiah and describes how their lives changed.  To be honest, I wished that my life could change.  I had always dreamed of a different, better life, so I decided to read the New Testament.

“I am happy to say that, after reading the New Testament, I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Messiah and have been following Him for several months already.  Several weeks ago, I was baptized in the Jordan River.   I remember that when I was living in Uzbekistan, I felt as though I had lost myself.  Today I am glad to tell everyone that I found myself in Israel.”

 

Please help us continue sharing life-changing Scripture resources with God’s precious children—like Luba and Daniel—in Israel and Eurasia: 

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June 2016 Prayer Requests

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  1. Please pray that God would be at work in the hearts of the children who attend our upcoming summer Bible camps in Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, and Russia.
  2. Praise God that many of our containers of humanitarian aid have cleared customs in Ukraine!
  3. Pray for a Christian concert that School Without Walls (SWW) students in Gyumri, Armenia are organizing at the beginning of June. They expect that many nonbelievers will attend this event.
  4. Pray for God to provide for the needs of Church Without Walls (CWW) in Pinsk, Belarus, as well as the personal needs of the congregation.
  5. Pray for our ministry workers in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan as they prepare for an upcoming Next Generation Professional Leaders Initiative (NGPLI) forum.
  6. Please pray for God to provide new ministry opportunities for Yevgeniy, one of our ministry partners at a local church in Vladivostok, Russia. He has a great passion for sharing the gospel with young people.
  7. Pray for an upcoming special summer Bible camp for children that will take place in Israel. This is a wonderful opportunity for us to share the gospel in the Holy Land.
  8. Pray for Reconciliation Church in Bobruisk, Belarus, as many members of their congregation are facing personal difficulties, and many new members still have doubts about Christianity.
  9. Praise God that we have shared God’s love with nearly 1.4 million needy people in Ukraine through our “I Care” Refugee Assistance Program!
  10. Please pray that God would bless our church-planting efforts in Russia’s Northern Caucasus, particularly in the Muslim republics of Chechnya, Dagestan, Ingushetia, and Kabardino-Balkaria.
  11. Pray that our SWW programs in Gyumri and Yerevan, Armenia would have fruitful attendance so even more young people will be prepared for ministry in their own communities.
  12. Praise God for an annual NGPLI youth conference that will take place in Kaluga, Russia on June 12-13! Please pray that the young Christian leaders who attend this conference would learn how to use their workplaces as opportunities for sharing the gospel.
  13. Pray for CWW in Pinsk, Belarus, as they are still experiencing difficulties with the official registration process.
  14. Pray for upcoming evangelistic events that many churches in Ukraine are planning for the summer, and that God would provide leaders who would step up and lead these events.
  15. Please continue praying for our brothers and sisters who are suffering for their faith in Central Asia, and for God to be at work through our Religious Freedom Initiative (RFI) as we advocate on their behalf.
  16. Pray for summer Bible camps that will take place in Russia’s volatile Northern Caucasus, as well as in Azerbaijan, where religious persecution of Christians is very common.
  17. Pray for SWW students in Georgia to be unified in Christ so that they can reach as many people as possible with the gospel.
  18. Pray for SWW students in Russia’s Perm region who are leading weekly classes on the basics of Christianity in the remote village of Nyrob. Pray that God would use them to speak into the hearts of the villagers.
  19. Please pray for Denys, our NGPLI director, and his wife, who was recently diagnosed with cancer. Pray that God would grant her peace, and that He would heal her, if that is His will.
  20. Pray for the leaders of Reconciliation Church in Bobruisk, Belarus as they teach their congregation about the importance of discipling, forgiving, and loving one another in and through Christ.
  21. Praise God for His provision of new leadership for Spiritual Renewal Church in Russia’s Northern Caucasus!
  22. Pray for Aram, our SWW coordinator in Armenia, who is experiencing burnout and would like energy to continue serving God.
  23. Pray for an upcoming NGPLI forum in St. Petersburg, Russia, as well as conferences in Krasnoyarsk and Perm.
  24. Please pray for our RFI, through which we are encouraging pastors in Central Asia, Russia, and Ukraine to pursue and promote reconciliation.
  25. Praise God that Operation Mobilization Russia is interested in partnering with us in the Northern Caucasus! Pray that God would use this partnership to help us reach even more young people with the gospel.
  26. Pray that God would provide new ministry opportunities for SWW students to share the gospel with young people at local schools in Vladikavkaz, Russia, as well as through their ministry efforts in the Primorsky region.
  27. Pray for the development of a new youth ministry at CWW in Pinsk, Belarus, and that God would provide strong leaders for this initiative.
  28. Pray that God would use two of our SWW leaders from Kalmykia, Russia to share the gospel with their neighbors, as they are studying in Moldova to become tae-kwon-do instructors.
  29. Please continue to pray for peace in Ukraine so that the millions of needy people in this nation can start to heal and rebuild their homeland.
  30. Pray for our ministry leaders as we prepare for our 2016-2017 SWW program, through which we will train and equip even more young leaders to transform their nations with the gospel.