• Central Asia

    Cross-Cultural Ministry in the Same Country

    February 25, 2021 | Shepherd's Call, Central Asia

    It turns out that one does not need to travel far to gain cross-cultural experience. As part of our effort to reach the unreached, we serve nearby unreached people—a group with strong traditions and family ties. We have been building relationships with them for a while now, visiting them regularly with local believers’ help. Unfortunately, … Read more

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    Isolated But Not Forgotten

    September 15, 2020 | Shepherd's Call, Central Asia

    SAM Valley* is a remote area surrounded by mountains higher than 13,000 feet. Though only 100 miles from the capital, it is not easy to get there. The road is difficult and winds through breathtaking mountain passes. It is beautiful and dangerous. The pandemic put our whole healthcare system into deep crisis. While the capital … Read more

  • KGSC July August 2018 Update Doorway Opens to Previously Closed Off Ethnic Group

    A Work of the Heart

    August 17, 2020 | Shepherd's Call, Central Asia

    Greetings from Central Asia, the place of mixed cultures and traditions, rites and customs, plus those of the State. We are seeing how God moves people to His Kingdom. This ministry of the Kingdom demands lots of patience, as it is a work of the heart.  The groups of people who settled here centuries ago … Read more

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    Bringing God’s Healing to Invisible Injuries

    June 27, 2020 | Shepherd's Call, Central Asia

    Jani, one of our church leaders, received funds from Partners International to buy sewing machines for her small business. The funds were given by faithful supporters. Jani has built up a sewing center in her home. She invites local women to come and teaches them how to sew. At the same time, she is building … Read more

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    A Simple Sewing Machine Leads to Ministry

    December 4, 2019 | Shepherd's Call, Central Asia

      We praise the Lord that Partners International helped Emma*, one of the church leaders, buy a sewing machine to start a small business. It is something she never could have purchased on her own. Now she is working at home, using this machine. Emma invites local ladies to come and learn how to sew. … Read more

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    Parents Fighting the Stigma

    May 19, 2019 | Shepherd's Call, Central Asia

    Shepherd’s Call team focuses on community transformation. One of our success stories has to do with our center for children with disabilities. The great thing about this center is, it is entirely run by the parents of the children who attend. It may seem a small step but given the local culture – it is … Read more

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    Families United, No Longer In Shame

    February 12, 2019 | Shepherd's Call, Central Asia

    We live in a shame-based culture People are terrified of what others think about them in Central Asia. People tend to hide things that, according to their understanding, people might dislike or be judgmental about. There are many things people felt and continue to feel ashamed of in our area: the shame of being a … Read more

  • Reaching Children with Disabilities

    Reaching Children with Disabilities

    December 4, 2018 | Shepherd's Call, Central Asia

    Many years of partnership with PI has helped us to understand more about community development, and has helped us work on our own approaches to assisting communities in Central Asia. For years, we have been working together with PI to help our own little town. Disability is a condition that scares our people a lot. … Read more

  • God Calls Family to an Unreached People Group

    God Calls Family to an Unreached People Group

    September 26, 2018 | Shepherd's Call, Central Asia

    Two years ago, a family of missionaries moved to the north-east region of the country to minister to the Alma people group, who are a minority in the region. For many years, the Almas were an unrecognized ethnic group that had been almost entirely assimilated into the larger ethnic groups of the country. These missionaries … Read more

  • KGSC July August 2018 Update Doorway Opens to Previously Closed Off Ethnic Group

    Doorway Opens to Previously Closed-Off Ethnic Group

    July 20, 2018 | Shepherd's Call, Central Asia

    What do you see when you look at this picture? Emptiness? Drought? Desert? In many ways this is a reflection of the spiritual situation in one of the most remote and uneasy to reach areas of our country. This area is not very popular for tourists or missionaries, but that has never stopped our Lord … Read more