Believers face new challenge in Russia

By January 2, 2008

Russia (MNN) — Moscow is responding to a new wave of change in the former Soviet Union. According to International Mission Board, in 15 years the population of Muslims in Moscow has grown from one percent to 20 percent. 

This wave of immigrants is coming from Central Asia in search of higher paying jobs.  A
strategist from IMB addressing this need says that these immigrants have little chance of hearing the Gospel in a way they can understand. This includes an
estimated 3.5 million people in this situation.

Demographers have estimated that the population of Moscow may be 50 percent Muslim by 2050.

The strategist is working with others at IMB to put together a long-term effort to get evangelistic resources to Central Asian immigrants in Russia. There are great barriers to overcome.

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