By a Pioneer in the United States
We are excited about new developments with a Central Asian church planter named Baz. It is a miracle how God connected us with him last month. A missionary who is working in Mongolia came to speak at our church a few months ago. This missionary happened to be working with Central Asians in Mongolia. We had him over to our home and we learned that he will be working with a Central Asian pastor who just moved to Mongolia to help start a Central Asian-speaking church there. We asked for Baz’s email and Skype addresses, and now we are regularly meeting with him via Skype and going through our church-planting training with him. What is exciting for us is we discovered that Baz was sent out from the IJ Church in Central Asia. The pastor and founder of the IJ Church is Mansoor who we worked with in a village 15 years ago!
We helped disciple Mansoor before he went to seminary. Afterwards he moved to a city in Central Asia and started the IJ Church (named after the Iman Church we were involved in starting). Now Mansoor’s church sent out Baz to reach the Central Asians of Mongolia, and I’m mentoring Baz via Skype in Mongolia. God is amazing! We are encouraged by the multiplying spiritual fruit of those early Central Asian believers that we had the privilege of seeing come to Christ in those villages.