2017

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Jul Jul 2017

Their lives are being changed by the power of God’s word!

Across the Arab World, committed missionaries and national believers are engaging with local people to share God’s love in word and deed. They strike up conversations with taxi drivers. They chat with people in conversation classes. They follow up with inquirers who contact Christian satellite or radio ministries seeking more information. Much of the time, local people are eager to receive copies of God’s Word. In fact, Christians are often known as “people of the Book.” The problem is, our workers in the Arab World are finding more interest in Bibles than they have Bibles to share. Not long ago,…

Jun Jun 2017

CHURCH PLANTERS IN INDIA

Five years ago Pastor Chauhan* and his wife, Monica, moved to a village in North India to plant a church. People in this area had no knowledge of the gospel, and the Chauhans met with strong resistance. Faithfully and persistently, they started a Sunday School for boys and girls. Families noticed the positive influence on their children. Slowly, a few adults became interested in the gospel. Today about 25 first-generation believers have been baptized and are the core of a growing work in a previously unreached area. Yet the Chauhans face a dilemma. They are undaunted by the constant resistance…

Apr Apr 2017

THEY HAVE NEVER HEARD THE TRUTH ABOUT JESUS. YOU CAN HELP US TELL THEM.

Dear Friend of Eurasia: In Central Eurasia, meeting a follower of Jesus is a rare occasion. In the 10 countries that make up this area, the vast majority of people live from birth to death without ever hearing a clear explanation of the gospel. But, through the obedience of God’s people and the power of the Holy Spirit, the scene is slowly changing! In a major city in Central Eurasia, about 30 people are training to lead church-planting teams—called Live Dead teams—in places that are unfamiliar to most people. Through a year-long program, they are learning the basics of evangelism…

Mar Mar 2017

HOME OF HOPE— SHAPING THE FUTURE OF CHILDREN IN DHAKA, BANGLADESH

Dear Friend of Eurasia, In the short time Larry Smith had been serving in Bangladesh, people had come to him asking for a variety of things. But one man made a request that left him in shock. “Brother, take my child.” The desperation in the man’s voice was obvious. He wanted the best for his child, but he had no way to provide what was needed. Unfortunately, neither did Larry. The man walked dejectedly from Larry’s office that day. Larry never knew what happened to him or his child, but that brief encounter set a course for Larry’s life and…

Feb Feb 2017

UNPRECEDENTED OPPORTUNITY TO PLANT CHURCHES IN WAR-TORN UKRAINE

Dear Friend of Eurasia, Popasnaya was once a peaceful town in eastern Ukraine. Life for its 22,000 people went by much as it had for generations. Then the war came. In 2014, Popasnaya—and most of eastern Ukraine—became a battleground between the Ukrainian government and those who opposed it. Danger replaced routine. Uncertainty replaced tradition. The presence of armed soldiers, frequent shellings, and the risk of land mines became the new normal. By March 2015, Popasnaya’s retail district had reportedly dwindled to two stores and one pharmacy. The majority of its residents had to rely on food distributions from humanitarian groups…