Kazakhstan stands alone among its neighboring nations as one of the few Central Asian countries where Christianity is not illegal. Pastors there are in a unique position. They can provide a refuge for pastors and missions workers coming from surrounding countries closed to the gospel, and they can train incoming workers for ministry before they return to bring Jesus to their own nation’s people.
In early 2016, Foursquare Kazakhstan’s leaders cast this vision for a ministry training center (see video). Then, Foursquare Missions International (FMI) spurred U.S. pastors at Foursquare Connection 2016 to contribute $140,000 to support this work to reach the unreached.
Thanks to the partnership of its fellow Foursquare churches worldwide, Foursquare Kazakhstan soon acquired the land and began building its multilingual ministry training center. Today, they are leaning into a vision the Lord has given them to equip neighboring workers and new Kazak pastors for God’s great harvest.