Shepherd’s Call was established in 2006 with a vision to develop healthy servant leaders, build the capacity of local churches and promote community development. A key part of their strategy is through Theological Education by Extension (TEE) study groups and Community Development. Their ultimate goal is to build mature believers who in turn are able to disciple others based on the 2 Timothy 2:2 model. Shepherd’s Call has a strong relationship with local churches throughout the country.

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Shepherd’s Call was established in 2006 with a vision to develop healthy servant leaders, build the capacity of local churches and promote community development. A key part of their strategy is through Theological Education by Extension (TEE) study groups and Community Development. Their ultimate goal is to build mature believers who in turn are able to disciple others based on the 2 Timothy 2:2 model. Shepherd’s Call has a strong relationship with local churches throughout the country. Their focus on holistic discipleship, contextual outreach using oral Bible storying, and community development is bringing transformational change to the local church and communities.

Central Asia came into focus after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, but the history of the region’s people goes back more than 3,000 years. Central Asia’s claim to fame to this day remains the Silk Road where cultures, races and religions intersected on this historic trade route. Christianity predated Islam in Central Asia. Nestorian Christian missionaries traveled the Silk Road to carry the Good News to these lands. But then the Islamic and Mongol conquerors came, bringing a violent and profound change to the culture and religious beliefs of the people. Today, most Central Asians identify strongly with Muslim culture, but their actual religious practices vary in strength.

Over the last 20 years, many changes have occurred in the region. The break-up of the Soviet Union brought new leaders to power, and each country began to open to outside influences. Currently, there are at least 40,000 evangelical believers from Muslim background in Central Asia. Growth in the local church has slowed in the last few years due to persecution, government restrictions and materialism. Major societal issues throughout the region include widespread unemployment, migration, and human and drug trafficking, yet all of these issues provide opportunity for local believers to impact society with God’s love.

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

Doorway Opens to Previously Closed-Off Ethnic Group

July 20, 2018

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…

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An Easter Miracle

May 11, 2018

Praise the Lord for helping us reach the K people group. We witness how the Kingdom of God is spreading. We praise His faithfulness, for He is mighty to save…

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Resistance Breaking Down

April 27, 2018

Little by little we are finding the K people more open to the Good News. In 2017, 45 people heard the complete Gospel; 5 of them believed, and 7 of…

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Parents of special children get their building

April 3, 2018

Shepherd’s Call has been working with a group of parents of disabled children in Central Asia. We helped the parents write a letter to the mayor of their town asking…

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Urgent prayer needed

February 20, 2018

The Shepherd’s Call team is under physical and spiritual attack. The ministry leader, Adil, is having back problems that immobilize him. Last month (January) their landlord gave them a one-day…

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KGSC fruit drying fund raiser.Jan 2018

Team ventures into fruit-drying business

January 25, 2018

Shepherd’s Call team members prayed for a business that would help support their ministry among the “K” people group in Central Asia. One couple on the team bought a fruit…

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Village no longer stinks!

December 7, 2017

We work with people to make their communities better, healthier places to live, and in the process, we build relationships and opportunities to share matters of eternal importance. A village in…

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Cows Help Bond Team to Village

October 26, 2017

God is good. One of the church planting teams with Shepherd’s Call in Central Asia bought two milk cows last May as a way to help support the team. Not…

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Broken son made whole

August 3, 2017

Suraj* is a carpenter in a Central Asian village who makes beautiful woodwork. But he had a weakness – alcohol. His life was broken because of drunkenness and because he…

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Together in ministry

July 20, 2017

As believers, we understand that God’s heart is to bring restoration to all spheres of people’s lives. That is what community development is all about and so important for Central…

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The mission is to promote a physically healthy, emotionally rich, and spiritually developed future generation of Central Asian believers. Their vision is to bring Jesus into the homes of children all over Central Asia and to see the Body of Christ growing and multiplying.

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