Baptists are small minority in Israel, without lots of resources – but with a great zeal for sharing the gospel with others, in the same exact locations where God become flesh and dwelt among us.
European Baptist Federation has been supporting several church planting projects in Tajikistan, Central Asia. For the first time in history, only in the end of the 20th century this nation received the Bible in its own language.
The President of the Baptist Union of Romania, Dr. Otniel Bunaciu describes Romanian Baptists as “Bible-believing people who have the goal of bringing the Gospel to a needy world”.
There have been many positive changes among the Croatian Baptists during the last two or three decades - the union has doubled in size and the number of congregations has increased.
Special prayer request comes from Egypt where the EBF has been encouraging the indigenous work.
The leaders of Baptist Union of Slovakia state proudly that the contemporary Baptists are descendents of the spiritual heritage of radical Reformation.
200 new Baptist congregations are currently being planted in Russia.
EBF has relationship with two local Baptist Churches in Turkey: Izmir and Samsun. Although the Turkish state provides some freedom of worship it is not easy at all to be a Christian there.
God’s mission is progressing in the economically deprived but spiritually potential nations of Caucasus. Baptists of Armenia are obviously leading in the indigenous missionary efforts of the region.
The Lithuanian Baptist churches struggle between conserving the heritage and being open to modern challenges.