The Lithuanian Baptist churches struggle between conserving the heritage and being open to modern challenges.
Argo Buinevich: “I believe that church planting is most effective way to win people to Christ."
Indigenous church planters expect from the readers of this newsletter that the supportive prayers will uplift those who are in the front line of the Gospel.
The EBF in cooperation with community partners is helping to start new Baptist congregations among needy and open to the Gospel Arab nations of the Middle East.
New churches are being planted in the most difficult places such as Iraq. The mission work faces numerous obstacles but the chain of international prayer can encourage and support the indigenous church planters.
The Baptist Union of Norway has registered a good deal of grow due to the church planting program. Some of the church plants are located above the Polar Circle.
The Baptist Union of Ukraine is one of the largest bodies in Europe. But there are also regions where Baptists are scarce. Many indigenous church planters work there. The new planted churches in the society are like oases in a desert.
Baptists of Azerbaijan are active in spreading the Gospel in spite of hardships from the authorities. God’s mission is carried out in the spiritually needy nation that inhabits the offshore of the Caspian Sea.
It takes at least 15 years of hard mission work until a self-supporting church is established, so the mission work in Lithuania is still in its initial stages of development.
Hundreds of indigenous missionaries are involved in planting new Baptist churches in Moldova. The local Baptist Union church-planting program involves over 40 new church plants. Several are being supported by the EBF Indigenous Mission Project.