Sugar Cookies for the Kingdom

God can truly use ANYTHING to extend the Kingdom in the name of Jesus; including sugar cookies!

Over the Christmas season a few of our workers in India were able to exemplify that truth to the people in their local community. Our team had the opportunity to go to a local business and host a workshop on how to decorate Christmas cookies. One of the workers on this team expressed how they are not an expert at decorating sugar cookies, but they have some skill.

God is not looking for our perfection, He is looking for our obedience.

The backstory of how this workshop came to be is a group of workers prepared some ‘goodbye’ cookies for a girl who was moving on from working there. After some members from the local community saw the cookies they had made, they asked if our team would teach a local group on how to decorate cookies too.

Our team of course said YES! What an amazing opportunity to be invited into the community of the local people to teach them a new skill. The workers then prepared 100 large sugar cookies and 45 bags of different icing colors.

Over 40 people showed up and spent the next hour and a half decorating cookies with our team. They had the opportunity to meet new people and reconnect with those they have met before during the self defense class they had taught the year prior. They did not get to share the Gospel outright during this event, but many of the demonstration cookies had the nativity scene on it, the word noel, or angels. It is a great starting point to begin the conversation with the locals about Jesus once a rapport has been built.

It was so exciting to these workers when the locals asked if they could come again and teach them more classes for the holidays. What a gift to be invited back in to the community of the locals in this way!

This is just a prime example of how our talents and abilities can be used to extend the Kingdom. It may be hard to believe God would want to use cookie decorating, self defense, or maybe the talent you have, but He does! He shares with us through Scripture that He desires to use the gifts and talents He has blessed us with in order to share the truth of Jesus and extend the Kingdom.

We are so thankful for the on the field examples like these we get to receive to remind us of this!

Prayer Requests

  • The political unrest in India with the passing of a new law called AB. It allows people to become documented citizens for those who have never had the right paperwork. Everyone except those of the Muslim religion. India has over 170 million Muslims. We believe this is the beginning of the government trying to expel those from the Muslim faith from their country like they have been saying they are trying to do.
  • For our new workers who have just landed and will be serving for the next two years. Some of these workers have kids, are newly married, or have given up relationships to join us in this work.
  • The gym as the new concrete floor has been laid and set. The walls have now been repainted and it is scheduled to re-open next week! Pray for the members to all come back and for tons of new members to join in!

Our team in India wanted us to let you know that as you are praying for them and the work they are doing, they are also praying over you. They are specifically praying for you to be able to dive into His work even longer each day this year and for you to continue to reach out to your neighbors and build relationships right where you are.

We are so thankful each time you pray over our Live-Dead India team; Prayer is no small thing to us. It is huge and we are grateful!

Our BIG DREAM for Eurasia

Our BIG DREAM here at the Eurasia Community is to realize a church-planting movement among EVERY PEOPLE GROUP in Eurasia.

Our mission in the pursuit of this BIG DREAM is to equip, connect, and mobilize advocates, missionaries, donors, and intercessors to fulfill Eurasia’s BIG DREAM. All Christ-followers, through their God-given talents and gifts have the ability to be a part of the impact made in Eurasia.

Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many.”

– 1 Corinthian 12:12-14

It is our hope that every person in the Eurasia Community would see their ability to have an active role in what God is doing to bring the name of Jesus to the unreached. Our workers, senders, prayer partners, and advocates of this mission are all invaluable participants in our BIG DREAM for Eurasia and are all equally needed to accomplish this goal.

As we work collaboratively toward the BIG DREAM we desire to represent authority, authenticity, and apostleship to realize a church-planting movement in every people group in Eurasia.

We ask that you prayerfully consider coming alongside us in our mission to expand the Kingdom of God to all unreached people groups in Eurasia.

Stay up to date with current events taking place on the field by signing up to join our Eurasia Community. Our heart with this community is to link arms as one body, taking the Gospel to every people group in Eurasia.

Click here to continue learning more about the ministry taking place in Eurasia

We are so excited to see what God has in store for the Eurasia Community as we work toward our BIG DREAM!

In a moment of BREAKTHROUGH

Andrei’s family is just one example of Jesus’s TRANSFORMING POWER among the Roma people.

Andrei recently invited a few Eurasia workers to come share the Gospel with his family. But, it was even more than that. There was an urgent need Andrei had presented to the workers.

Andrei’s adult daughter, Nadia was living with her in-laws, but was recently sent back to Andrei because she had been suffering from demonic possession. Every effort her in-laws attempted to heal her proved futile. In the midst of the stress and fear for his daughter, Andrei returned back to drinking. He hadn’t drank since his salvation a month prior.

A few members from our team serving in Russia went to Andrei’s home to meet with Nadia. As they entered, they could immediately feel the fear, hopelessness, and depression that was filling the space.

Our workers on the field prayed for Nadia and the evil spirit began to manifest intensely. IN A MOMENT OF BREAKTHROUGH, Nadia began to PRAY that Jesus would set her free. She then experienced supernatural deliverance and IMMEDIATELY WANTED TO GIVE HER LIFE TO CHRIST!

Nadia visibly transformed into a new person; no longer attached to the demonic spirit, but instead set free through Jesus Christ. This example of Christ’s love has had a rapid affect on the people Nadia interacts with.

Her newfound joy and expression of who Jesus is to her family and community has already led six of her family members to the salvation of Christ!

The Eurasia workers who experienced this breakthrough with Nadia shared that they could feel the new atmosphere of JOY and HOPE surrounding their family.

We believe God will continue to deliver people from darkness. Pray with us that Jesus will use the Roma to bring His salvation to the Muslims and other minority groups of Russia.

Prayer Requests for Russia:

  • For God to bring us a local believer to run our social media platform
  • Intercession for those we are discipling who have received Jesus that they would experience a complete identity switch, be baptized, and start to make new disciples
  • Ask for us to find people of peace; people who would receive Jesus and begin to make disciples among their own people group
  • This month we are going to have one of the new believers among the Roma (Gypsies) take over the responsibilities of shepherding his local house church. Please pray for the Spirit’s anointing and enablement on this young man
  • For a young Muslim woman that several of our teammates are studying the Word with weekly, that God will open her heart to the truth and that she will begin leading her family to Christ.

Click here to learn how you can join a team this Summer on an intensive trip to Russia and be part of the breakthrough God is doing in this Area.

Having 2020 Vision for Eurasia Community

Happy New Year Eurasia Community! We are so thankful for all that God has done in Eurasia throughout 2019, and are so excited to be a part of what He has prepared for 2020!

If you are new to the Eurasia Community, welcome! We are so glad you are here. You can find out a little bit more on what we are all about right here.

Our dream for the Eurasia Community is to have a church planting movement among EVERY SINGLE PEOPLE GROUP in Eurasia. To achieve that, we have set the goal to have 1,000 workers STEP INTO work on the field by 2023! Our vision and hope is that an abundance of workers will make this decision during 2020.

If you are feeling called to Eurasia in any way, we would love to walk alongside you during that process. You can connect with us through one of our pipeline opportunities to determine where God is leading you.

Please join us in prayer for those who are considering a step of faith to the field full-time in Eurasia. Also, pray with us for that we will have 1,000 workers by 2023!

As we look forward to the future of the Eurasia Community and the workers we have on the field, we also would like to highlight and reflect on some of the amazing stories that took place in 2019!

  • A Kingdom victory took place in the Arab World when an Islamic family began reading the Bibles they had and asked to meet more regularly to study it with a team we have there. Through this, they are learning that Jesus loves them for the first time!
  • In Russia radical change took place when Radik who was absolutely against believing in Jesus began to be curious about the Gospel. He welcomed a Christian group to his home to learn more. He and his wife then gave their lives to the Lord. He went from having a completely hardened heart toward Jesus to turning his life over to Him.
  • A beautiful display of discipleship took place in Central Eurasia when Roza decided to commit her life to Jesus. She already has begun witnessing to others and sharing the hope of Jesus to those suffering hardships in her community. Now, they are all studying the Bible TOGETHER!
  • Our missionaries on the field in Southern Asia are recognizing the wheels turning for the local community they are serving in as the unreached there are beginning to consider following Jesus.
  • More workers are being approved and beginning their fundraising to go to Eurasia and share the Good News with the unreached
  • We have surpassed 600 workers who have newly made the commitment to go full-time to the field through our STEP IN 1,000 campaign!

Please continue praying for the workers currently on the field as well as those who are considering stepping in as a full-time worker.

Additionally, continue praying for all of the unreached in Eurasia that they may be receptive to what they learn about Jesus and make the eternal decision to follow Him!

Thank you so much for your participation in the work being done in each area of Eurasia. We are so excited about everything God has done in 2019 and are eager to witness what He has prepared for the unreached throughout 2020!

O, Come All Ye Faithful

The BIG DREAM that pushes the Eurasia Community forward is the HOPE that there will be a church-planting movement among every people group in Eurasia. We work to EQUIP, CONNECT, and MOBILIZE advocates, missionaries, donors, and intercessors to fulfill Eurasia’s BIG DREAM

We currently have workers on the field serving the unreached in Eurasia Northwest, Central Eurasia, Southern Asia, the Arab World, India, Russia, and Israel/Palestine. We are thankful and expectant for the work being done in these areas. Jesus is being accepted and lives are changing in Jesus’ name because God is using the presence of the workers currently on the field.

As we remember the birth of our Messiah, let us also remember the ministry he led and the GREAT COMMISSION he gave us.

“Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

We are so thankful to you and our entire community of prayer partners who are a huge component of the work God is doing all throughout Eurasia. We seriously could not do any of this without each of you! With that, we wanted to provide you with specific and current prayer updates for each area of Eurasia as you prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus.

Eurasia Northwest: That church planters will be empowered with outreach ideas to effectively reach the unreached people in their communities. Also, for God to provide for the needs of each unit.

Central Eurasia: For the leaders in our area, initiative leaders, church leaders, and team leaders. Pray they would follow closely to the Word of God, be empowered by it challenged by it, and walk humbly as they lead. Please also pray for the lost in our 10 countries in Central Eurasia that during this Christmas season, we would find great openness and willingness to choose Christ as we share about His birth.

Southern Asia: That God would help those serving i Southern Asia to guard their hearts, minds, and emotions as they learn the language and culture of the nation’s they serve in. Also that we would witness breakthrough to happen in the Maldives.

Arab World: For those who are being persecuted for following Jesus and for those watching that they may have a Biblical view of suffering and treasure Jesus in increasing measure. Additionally, for guidance and wisdom in our business platforms.

India: Our events hosted by our teams during this Christmas season that our friend’s hearts would be open to hearing about the true meaning of Christmas. Also, for one of our gyms that is needing to be remodeled by January 1st. Pray that the contractors are able to stay on target and for the new members to join the gym even while classes are being held outside.

Russia: The right “media implementer” to join us and help spread the Gospel and find those who are spiritually hungry. Also for the Holy Spirit to provide us with wisdom and favor for long-term visa opportunities.

Israel/Palestine: We need the nation of Israel to feel the overwhelming peace that Christ provides even in the midst of their physical circumstances. Additionally, that the believers in Israel are filled with the compassion and wisdom of the Holy Spirit as they share Jesus to those around them.

Thank you again for your partnership, encouragement, and prayer as we continue to focus on our mission of sharing Jesus with all unreached people groups in Eurasia.