The questions leaders don’t want to ask

A few summers ago, I took my adventurous daughter, then aged 10, to ‘Go Ape’. We were promised “unforgettable adventure” as we climbed and swung through the trees, high above the ground. As I followed Emily climbing up into the trees, I started to struggle. The forest started spinning around me. I felt sick. My […]

Russian student turns back to Christ

Yegor grew up in a Christian home in Russia, but when he was a teenager, he turned his back on God. His church didn’t think his music taste was appropriate – Yegor is a big fan of Alternative Rock.‘I was tired of feeling judged by Christians, and stopped going to church.’ ‘I’m not interested’ Now […]

Who Taught You to Pray Like This?

Helena* is a courageous young Christian in a Central Asian country where that’s not easy. Back in 2014, she felt that God was calling her to reach out to children. But she had no idea how to start. With so few Christians in her country, she lacked support and felt isolated. Then, thanks to Innovista […]

Secret Conference Held for Underground Christians

Did you know that the five countries that make up Central Asia are around the same size as the European Union, but that together they have half as many Christians as Luxembourg has people?! Like you, we want to see that change. We want to see more people here following Jesus. And local Christians do […]

‘Your Investment In Us Won’t Be Wasted’

Across Central Asia, Christians are living under daily pressure from the police, the Government, and even their families, to keep their faith to themselves. And they are living with the huge responsibility of reaching their unreached communities with the hope of Jesus. Many of the church’s leaders here lack support and feel alone. But we […]

Introducing the Good News to Young and Old

Amina’s* vision to help others discover life with Jesus began with a decision at 39,000 feet. She had become a Christian at the age of 16 after seeing the Jesus film. But the tiny church she had joined had no youth ministry, and seemingly no one to start one. That all changed last year when […]

Péter Breaks Tradition

Would you have the courage to change something your church has always done, but which was no longer working? That’s what Péter did, and his church have seen more people become Christians in one year, than in the previous five! Traditional Church ‘In Ukraine, many churches have lots of tradition, but not much impact,’ says […]

Arrested Christian Stands Strong in Her Faith

An ambulance is usually a vehicle that offers hope and rescue. But in a Central Asian country ambulances are sometimes used by the police as a cover for making surprise arrests. And, all too often, those arrested are Christians. A Courageous Leader Madina* is a Christian who first heard about Jesus around 20 years ago. […]