Who Are We?
In obedience to the Biblical command to “preach the Gospel to every creature”, we made our first trip to Siberia in December of 2009 and after obtaining residency, we returned in September of 2010 to labor full-time in central Siberia. Beginning in the city of Krasnoyarsk, we served with an established ministry while studying the language and learning culture of the Russian people. After more than 5 years of working in Krasnoyarsk, the Lord led us to the Evenki region of Siberia where we are currently serving.
Read on to learn more about our family and our calling to the people of Siberia.
Why Are We Here?
According to recent statistics, in the Russian Federation there are 40 indigenous people groups inhabiting Northern Siberia and the Far East of Russia. This includes such peoples as the Aleutians, Dolgan, Koryak, Mansi, Nanai, Nenets, Saami, Selkup, Khanty, Chukchi, Evenks and Inuits. These smaller people groups total about 244,000 in population. However, the two largest people groups, Komi and Yakuts, combine for a population of more than 400,000. Many of these have never had a Gospel witness of any kind.
Read more to find out about our goals to reach these people with the Gospel.