By an Alliance global team member
Unemployment and underemployment plague the North and Central Asia Region; millions from this area have migrated to European cities in search of work. Thanks to Alliance family members who sacrificially pray and give, our global teams are equipped to share the gospel with these peoples from one of the last missions frontiers.
“Do you pray in your own words, or do you use written prayers? How many times a day do you pray?”
Questions like these fill conversations with our new friend, “Zeal” (the English meaning of his name), who is from a country in north and central Asia. Although a more devout follower of his region’s predominant religion than many countrymen of his we’ve met, he is curious about our faith and open to discussing spiritual things.
Sharing Meals, Networking
I met Zeal and his father, Stan,* near our home, where they live in a cold basement apartment and earn a meager income shoveling snow. We’ve shared meals together in our homes, and Zeal is attending our new English class.
Two weeks ago, Stan returned to his home country (a common practice here among migrants, who often leave without notice). Praise God—before Stan left, one of our teammates was able to share the good news with both men in their language.
Fortunately, we also were able to connect Stan with our colleagues who serve in the city where he’s found work in his home country. We’re hoping to do more of this type of networking in the future so we can maintain contact with north and central Asian migrants we’ve befriended when they move between countries.
We also plan to keep building our relationship with Zeal. Please pray for a miracle of faith to take place in both men’s hearts and that they will respond to Jesus.
The prayers of God’s people strengthen Alliance staffers to live and serve across the globe. Use our weekly Alliance Prayer Requests to join the worldwide Alliance family in praying for them.
Read another article about a migrant from the North and Central Region, who has recently seen the Light.