EURASIA COMMUNITY BLOG

READ THE LATEST BLOG

In The Waiting


A call to global missions was never something Anna ever felt growing up. Since the 8th grade her mind was set on becoming a pastor.

Anna admitted that while growing up, she believed the entire world already knew about Jesus and did not understand why some Christians would pick up their lives and move to a different country. There should be no urgency to share the Gospel globally if the whole world already knows Him, right?

When she was 20 years old, attending a Christian University to pursue her dream of ministry, the school hosted an interactive Eurasia experience where students could encounter authentic sights and sounds from areas of the Region. The room that caught her attention was that of a Hindu temple. She witnessed a Hindu man praying to a statue and recognized for the FIRST TIME that not everyone has had the opportunity to hear the message of the Gospel.

With tears in her eyes and her heart now broken for the unreached, she knew she needed to do something.

Anna took her first trip to the Arab World on accident. She was originally meant to go to Bosnia, but her team was redirected to Oman due to safety needs. There were logistical challenges, but God was still glorified. God confronted her judgements and challenged her heart while on that trip. She began to become fascinated by Islam and the people of this region.

[ She knew that one day she would return to the field ]

As the commitment to the mission of sharing Jesus with the unreached began to increase, so did her impatience. She felt a strong pull from the Lord to serve in Israel/Palestine and hoped to do so immediately. Realizing that she was not able to be there instantly was something that weighed heavy on her heart. In time, she has found healing through the Lord, knowing that HE IS IN THE WAITING.

“It’s easy to think if it doesn’t happen immediately that it is not coming any time soon. Abraham waited a lot longer!” – Anna

Upon arrival to the field, Anna will be immersed in Arabic language learning and culture training. Then she will be plugged into a Church planting team to serve the unreached and proclaim the Gospel message.

With this new mindset, she is ready to step in fully to the plan and timing that God has prepared for her. Now that Anna has been approved as a Missionary Associate for a 2-year commitment, the preparation and fundraising has officially begun. If you are interested in learning more about Anna’s mission in Israel/Palestine and would like to consider supporting her, please connect with us at info@eurasiacommunity.org. We would be happy to connect you to her story and fundraising information.

Prayer Requests:

  • For the weighing stress of working a full-time job while also support raising
  • For her to stay present in her at the moment and to recognize this season is purposeful

Follow the link here if you are interested in learning more about the Israel/Palestine area and the ministry that is taking place there.

Step into Eurasia Northwest

Here at Eurasia Community, we believe that all followers of Jesus have an integral part in the expansion of the global church!

God wants to utilize your unique talents and gifts as a way to expand the Kingdom and bring the Good News of Jesus Christ to the unreached.

Prayer and financial support is a huge component to partnering with missionaries working in Eurasia Northwest. We also know that a big piece of the work is having people who are willing to pick up their lives and join the team working on the ground.

It may seem intimidating to even consider coming with us to a country in Eurasia Northwest. We want to remind you that you are not walking these steps alone! Nick Puccini, Area Director for Eurasia Northwest, perfectly expressed the initial process of joining the work by stating:

“First of all, we want you to know that there is a team of people waiting to help you in your missionary journey from step one, where you need some questions answered, to finding out what kind of ministry we are inviting you into, to navigating the application process, to fundraising, to moving across the planet, all the way to learning to help people find Jesus and become a disciple-making-disciple.”

A few of the tangible and current needs in Eurasia Northwest are those who have a heart for: people with disabilities to work as a Disability Ministry Coordinator, business as a Church Planting team member, Children’s or Youth Ministry, teaching English, food service, or administration.

We want to remind you that your questions and concerns as you begin exploring opportunities to join a team, are welcomed and encouraged. We hope to be a resource as you start the conversation. We are continuing to pray for those God is calling to STEP IN to Eurasia!

Whatever passions, gifts, and talents God has provided you with, you can be a unique presence and worker for the ministry being done.

1 Corinthians 12: 1-31

Thank you for being a part of this community!

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.