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The Sisterhood of Christ

This story comes from one of our teams in Central Eurasia. If you would like to receive real-time information of needs and answers to prayer from one of our teams on the field, with many more details than we are able to share here publicly on our blog, we invite you to looking into starting a Pray Band.


As we were in the middle of our regular Saturday activities, the power in the entire school building went completely out. So we sat, in our dim classroom, as we pushed through what we were wanting to accomplish that day.

But, even in the midst of literal darkness, God’s overpowering light always finds its way to shine!

Roza, one of the young women we meet with said that she can sense light when she is with us. She expressed that when she is gathering with other believers to study the Bible, she knows that God is with her and will show her the right way.

Roza went on to share about her newfound walk with Jesus and began to be honest with us about the realities she has been facing. Even with the victory of her feeling God’s presence when congregating with other believers, she was also very honest with us that when she is home alone, she struggles to keep believing and fears that God has forgotten about her.

As we continued with this meeting time, another girl in our group, Kira, began to speak to us through tears falling down her face. Kira is only a teenager, but even in just her short years of life so far, she has already faced immeasurable pain, disappointment, and rejection.

Roza then looked over at Kira and said, “Let the monsters out, and we will fight them together. Don’t keep them inside or they will kill you.”

What an absolute gift it was to be able to see the compassion of Christ developing in this community of new believers. Kira has no siblings and is essentially an orphan, cared for by a relative. We were able to remind her that the Lord puts the lonely into families, and that she now is a sister to us in the family of God.

We began a text group with these young women so that we can remind them regularly of God’s truth and the community they have around them. It is beautiful to see how the Holy Spirit is already transforming them!


Specific Prayers for Central Eurasia this month:

Logistics for meetings– Prayers that we would find an appropriate time and place to meet with these women on a regular basis

Salvation– Prayers that the word of God would come alive to them and pierce their hearts

Community- Prayers that these women would find their true family in the community of Christ

2020 Himalayan Internship


IGNITING A PASSION FOR FRONTIER MISSIONS AMONG A NEW GENERATION OF GLOBAL LEADERS

The Himalayan Internship Program (HIP) is a one-month, life changing experience designated for college students and college-age young adults ages 18-25. It’s sole purpose is to unite students with the unreached and least-reached Tibetan Buddhists in the foothills of the Himalayas.

It is our hope that HIP will ignite a passion for frontier missions among a new generation of global leaders!

The dates for this internship program are May 12th- June 4th, 2020.

The program cost is $1,500 per student. This price includes all expenses on the field. The $1,500 price does not include international travel (approximately $1,500, a 30-day tourist visa upon arrival ($40), and MAPS insurance expenses.

Some things to look forward to as an HIP participant would be building relationships with current missionaries, learning about the ins and outs of ministry among the unreached, identifying missions strategies, discovering more about God’s call for your life, and growing in your knowledge and burden for the unreached.

If you are interested in joining the Himalayan Internship Program, and would like more information, start the conversation HERE. Additionally, if you are interested or have any questions about this opportunity, please connect with HIP through email at hipintern@gmail.com.

We are so excited to see how God uses this opportunity to help prepare the next generation for global missions! We are actively praying for each of you as you are prayerfully considering this internship.


Prayer Requests

  • For those considering joining the 2020 HIP program, that God would direct them toward what their next step should be
  • For the preparation and logistics that go into establishing this internship program
  • For the unreached and least-reached people that the interns will meet with, that their hearts would be receptive to the Gospel message that they will hear when the interns arrive

Merry Christmas, Bangladesh!

“He was struggling for survival in an impoverished slum of Dhaka in Southern Asia. His country is 90% Muslin, and he came from a Muslim family”.

That is what life looked like for Abhayankar prior to last year’s Christmas party that was hosted by an organization called Aji Se Din. This Christmas party provided hope for Abhayankar through the means of food for the community, gifts, clothing, Scripture books, and many other items.

Abhayankar was living in a single room with his mother and nine other families. That is ten families in total sharing one room, one kitchen, and one bathroom.

It could be easy, in a circumstance like that, to lose grasp of any hope. Thankfully, that was not the case in this story. At the Christmas party, Abhanyankar was able to listen to the story of Jesus for the first time. He began attending a children’s church located in the slums, and shortly after he decided to follow Jesus with his entire life.

Aji Se Din is planning to host another Christmas party for this year! With that, they desire to do more than ever before. Their goal is to expand to 10 different districts around the area and have the ability to reach 5,000 children who are in need.

It takes just $3 per child to provide the party- presents, food, and a Scripture book they can take home and learn more about Jesus. Our prayer is that you would partner with the impactful Kingdom work that is being done by donating $3, $10, $100, $500, or any value you believe the Lord is leading you toward. Every dollar provided will have a direct correlation to these families getting to hear the Gospel for the first time.

We ask that you walk alongside us in prayer as you also consider being a financial partner in this Christmas party. Abhayankar was able to learn about who Jesus was, even when the majority of his community does not believe in Jesus. His life is now radically changed through the giving of others last year. With his story being a reminder of God’s faithfulness, we are eager to see what He has prepared for this Christmas.

You can read all about this incredible breakthrough on the Faces of Eurasia website.

And if you’d like to give to this important kingdom work, you can do that securely right here.

Thanks so much for being a part of this community. We are so excited about what God is doing in the Southern Asia, but without your prayers and generous support, it wouldn’t happen. We really couldn’t do this without you.

Deliverance for Russia

This story comes from one of our teams in Russia. If you would like to receive real-time information of needs and answers to prayer from one of our teams on the field, with many more details than we are able to share here publicly on our blog, we invite you to looking into starting a Pray Band.


This month we hosted a team of university students for a short term trip. During their time here, we identified and studied the necessity for all believers to participate in the Great Commission, prayed for the unreached, and shared the Good News with those who have yet to hear.

It has been beautiful to witness the students’ deep rooted love for the unreached. While they have been with us, we have seen them grow in boldness and confidence when sharing the hope of Jesus in our community. Some of them are actively considering coming back to serve long-term, praise God!

At one of our group prayer meetings, a teammate of ours led us in prayer specifically for the Chechen and Ingush people. We prayed that the Lord would help us in sharing the truth of Jesus to these Muslim communities as well as reveal to us individuals who may be receptive to the Gospel message.

That same day, one of the students and I met a women from Chechnya named Ksenia in the local food court who allowed us to share with her about our faith. She is a devout Muslim, yet was still willing to listen to us tell her how much Jesus loves her. We were then able to show her a video explaining the Good News in her native language. Toward the end of our conversation, we asked if we could pray over her.

She then expressed that she does not have any children and asked us to pray for her to have a baby. In the Chechen culture, a women’s personal worth is directly connected to her ability to bear children. We prayed in Jesus’ name for Ksenia to see that God wants a relationship with her, for Jesus to heal her heart, to give her a baby if that is His will for her life, and for Ksenia to trust in God no matter the outcome.

As we partner with Ksenia in prayer for her to deliver a child, we are simultaneously praying that she will recognize the true deliverance that God desires for her.


Specific Prayers for Russia this month:

Transformational salvation- Pray for our teams as they begin to have conversations about Jesus within the unreached Muslin community.

Current short-term trip-
Please pray for the short-term team that is serving with one of our teams, that they will find people of peace who are seeking truth.

Laborers – Please continue to pray for more workers.

Visa difficulty– One of our teams is having difficulties with the renewals of their visas. Please pray they will be able to complete their full term.

Student ministry- Please pray for a young couple who is being called to lead a student ministry one of our locations

Focus: Central Eurasia

This story comes from one of our teams in Central Eurasia. If you would like to receive real-time information of needs and answers to prayer from one of our teams on the field, with many more details than we are able to share here publicly on our blog, we invite you to looking into starting a Pray Band.


I received a phone call late last evening from a farmer telling me that the soybeans in one of his fields were dying.  It was a piece of land that had looked really healthy.  I was so disappointed and frustrated by the news. I and my local partner planned to go right away in the morning…a 2 hour drive to the village. 

The next morning when I arrived at the field I immediately identified the problem as a mite issue on the crops.  The owner of the land became very frustrated as he had entrusted the care of the field to his son who had been negligent in finding the problem, a common problem that I had warned them about at the time of planting.  The father was so upset with his son and had remembered that I warned them about the risk of mites and yet, they failed to see it.  I tried to take some of the blame for not checking in sooner but instead the farmer affirmed that I had advised him and was now ready to do whatever needed to be done.

Unfortunately there will be some crop loss because of the negligence but today I earned some respect and a voice.  It takes people awhile to learn to trust here but once they trust, they really trust.  When they respect, they listen.  Now I have a voice, not just in the field, but also in his life.  

So the farmer jumped in my car for a ride to the city to get the chemical he needed to spray his crops.  For 2 hours he listened.  Not about crops, mites or fields, but to stories and testimonies about Jesus.  Now he wants to read the Bible.  Its really not about the crops.  There really is no loss.  We are praying for great gain.

Will you pray very specifically for this farmer? We will visit him again very soon and we will be opening the Word with him for the first time.  Pray that he finds Jesus.  


Specific Prayers for Central Eurasia this month:

One of our team leaders who was medically evacuated to Bangkok for a threatening allergic reaction.

Teams in somewhat remote places.
Pray that they find favor with locals and develop a community of believers.

Laborers – Please continue to pray for more workers.

Please pray as our leadership team comes together for renewed vision and strategy to create more capacity to receive and facilitate more workers in the harvest.

Pray for more people in CE to be open to hearing the gospel and following Christ.