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.
The European Baptist Federation recently started supporting a church-planting project in Slovakia, to facilitate missionary efforts of developing, coordinating and encouraging the spread of the Good News of Jesus Christ in Slovakia.
In spite of the challenge of strict religious laws, Baptist churches in Belarus continue carrying out their ministry and new congregations are also being planted.
Exciting news from the IMP church-planters in Romania.
The Baptist Union in Macedonia comprises only two congregations. The newest Baptist initiative is to start a new church in the part of Skopje called Aerodrome - the district inhabited by 100 thousand residents.
IMP church planters work in countries of Eastern Europe, the Baltic Nations, the Caucasus & Central Asia. A number of churches have emerged over the past 5 years and thousands of people have been exposed to the Gospel message.
According to current reports from Baptist leaders in Iraq, people are much more open to the Gospel than ever before.
Romanian Baptists are described by Dr. Otniel Bunaciu, the President of Baptist Union as “Bible-believing people who are committed disciples of Jesus Christ and have the goal of bringing the Gospel to a needy world”.
Indigenous people planting churches in Tajikistan