For the mountains may be removed and the hills may shake, But My
loving kindness will not be removed from you, And My covenant of peace
will not be shaken,» Says the LORD who has compassion on you.
Looking back at the difficult year 2020, the words of Jesus Christ involuntarily come to mind: There will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves, men fainting from fear and the expectation of the things which are coming upon the world; Luke 21:25-26 But despite the General «lockdown» (quarantine, self-isolation), limited movement, diseases and fears – we have seen the faithfulness of God’s Word – the mercy of the Lord has not departed from us, and his Covenant of peace is unshakable this year!
God is true to his promise: «call to Me and I will answer you, show you the great and inaccessible things that you can’t reach. you don’t know.» jer. 33:3. even before «lockdown», God put the idea in our hearts to start the «Ask Me and I will pray for you project». But when we were unable to attend churches because of travel restrictions, we started calling and asking people, «what can we pray for You?» We held several prayer marathons, praying with different people in different regions over the phone. Later, I came up with the idea to pray for people who were «not reached by the gospel» and who came into contact with our Ministry. After a while the people themselves testified: «And prayers to Your God work.»
This year, unexpectedly for us, the Lord allowed us to get in touch with 750 families living in Pakistan and another 100 families living in a neighboring country.
In 2020, the Lord opened the doors of the Pamirs to us through the construction of a children’s sports field and the renovation of the school’s Assembly hall in Rushon. today, as the «Macedonian» once asked Paul, many in this region ask us: «Come and help us!»
We also continue the project «Children’s sponsorship» and today 4,400 children already receive your love, your prayers and your help every month. Another 422 children will learn about God’s love thanks to You, dear BMS coworkers! But, unfortunately, there are still many children for whom NO one prays! «We are messengers in the name of Christ, asking you to be a part of their lives!» 2 Cor. 5: 20
In 2020, the Lord gave us a building for the BMS office, thank you for your prayers and your participation in the purchase. We ask you to continue to pray for us. Heb. 13:18
Not to us, o Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory, for The sake of your mercy, for the sake of your truth.
Continuing the Great Commission of our Lord and wishing to reach people for Christ, the BM has prepared 457,000 evangelistic packages that will be distributed during the Christmas holidays by brothers and sisters of local churches in our mission fields. Thanks to Your burning hearts for Christ, 174 BM missionaries are serving in the mission fields. Please pray for everyone who will hear about Christ this year as well.
Thanks to Your participation, we can support eight missionaries from the BMS office in Tajikistan, Ukraine and Russia.
For more than 15 years, the Bible Mission has been helping local churches build houses of worship, and during this period more than 250 houses were built and commissioned. For 2020, the Bible Mission planned 41 construction projects, prepared documents and materials, formed construction teams, and even bought tickets. And the border closures in March seemed to derail those plans. But «because the beneficent hand of our God was upon us» Ezra 8:18-32 construction projects were completed this year, and some of the houses of Prayer have already been consecrated!
Thank you for your prayers and financial participation in the construction. Four houses of Prayer: in Gostogayevskaya, Putivla, Plavsk and Sokol were built with the support of the BMS office. If the Lord allows, we plan to build 6 houses of Prayer in 2021. We need your prayers, builders, tools, and financial support!
Psalms creator David wrote «Truly, a man walks like a Ghost; in vain he fusses, collects and does not know who will get it» PS. 38:7 in 2020, the German red cross society addressed the BM with an amazing request – «if you can, take and distribute the humanitarian aid we have collected». This allowed BM to send and distribute 28 containers of humanitarian aid to Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Ukraine, Romania and Bulgaria.
6 forty-foot containers were sent by the BMS office thank you, beloved. May the Lord supply All your needs!
Thanks to the project «Joy of Christmas», which has existed for more than one year, thousands of children learned about the amazing gift God to man-the birth of the Savior. Over the past few years, we not only bring sweets to children, but also give them special boxes that contain A Christmas installation, a card signed by You, a children’s Bible in the language of the region where the child lives, and, of course, sweets!
This year we are preparing 30,000 gifts for Central Asian countries, Russia and Belarus, and another 20,000 gifts for Ukraine, Moldova, Romania and Bulgaria. Dear ones, as Paul once wrote to Philemon, we ask You- «So, brother (sister), let us take advantage of you in the future. Rest our hearts in the Lord. Hoping for Your participation, we write to You knowing that You will do more than we say»
You can also send donations to the address:
Bible Mission Slavic
PO Box 240845, Apple Valley, MN 55124-0845