Funding needed to help train new believers in the “Stans”

By December 23, 2004

Central Asia (MNN) — People in Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and other countries in the former Soviet Union understand their need for Christ and turning to Him. Bible Mission International has been part of the evangelistic outreach, but they’re also part of the discipleship of these new believers through their Independent Bible Correspondence School, or IBCS.

Bible Mission’s Malcolm Smith says as of last month, over 125,000 courses have been studied, over 25,000 students have studied and over 7,000 students are currently enrolled. However, Smith says there’s still more to do.

Right now Bible Mission International has a unique situation that will allow them to multiply the number of students and the number translations available to teach these new believers not only about their faith, but how to share their faith with others in the predominately Muslim countries. Smith says a donor has agreed to give $2 for every $1 raised, up to $145,000 to help Bible Mission reprint 35 courses, translate them into three languages, and continue offering the courses to more students.

Pray that God will move in the hearts of His people to give to this ministry, which could have incredible evangelistic implications on outreach in the region.

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