Just 30 years ago, there were only a handful of believers in this country. In the 1990s, most citizens here and in other parts of greater Central Asia had never heard the name of Jesus.
Instead, they experienced 70 years of communism alongside a worldview deeply rooted in shamanism and Tibetan Buddhism. Many are left feeling there is no real hope. Alcoholism is widespread, and far too often the sins of the fathers are repeated in the next generation.
Jesus, however, brings hope, light, truth, life and love.
In the past 30 years, God has done amazing work to build His Church. Yet there are still far too many who have very little understanding of the reality of Who He is.
The people in this country are a relational people. They are hospitable and friendly. They also build trust through relational interaction.
A couple of years ago, the long-term team built a gymnasium. The purpose was to use sports and other activities to establish relationships with young people in order to bring them the transformational freedom of the gospel. Regular activities include basketball training, fitness workouts and English teaching.
You can come and work alongside the local team and help fill the need for more English teachers and sports and fitness trainers. The harvest is abundantly ready, and the workers are few. Would you be willing to help?
To find out more about the Cornerstone Team summer trip or any of our other summer trips, get in touch with Pioneers UK’s mission mentors at firstname.lastname@example.org or ring them on 01302 710 750.