Pray for Central Asia —In the fear-filled countries of Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan, violence by Islamic militants is on the rise, and evangelism is considered terrorism. But your support of Russian Ministries is at work! Despite the fact that we must work underground, we trained 567 School Without Walls (SWW) students in 2013. These Next Generation Christian leaders are at work now, actively sharing their faith in every way they can.
Pray for Russia —The world’s largest country, the Russian Federation is home to 162 different people groups . . . nearly half of which are unreached by the gospel. The government has become hostile toward evangelical Christians and persecution is on the rise. This vast land is filled with the byproducts of spiritual emptiness — suicide, addiction, and despair.
But in the past year, your support of SWW trained 465 students in 18 locations, strengthening their faith and motivating them to actively evangelize and to work in ministry.
Pray for Belarus —Sky-high suicide and homicide rates, rampant corruption, and despair grip this country. Foreign missionaries are not allowed and unregistered religious activity can result in imprisonment or heavy fines. Unregistered churches are monitored by secret police and violent raids are common. Your support trained 184 SWW students in six locations in 2013 to strengthen existing churches and communities and to evangelize through social work and discipleship.