Uyghur outreach

 ZhursynZhursyn in conversation is a 40 year old native Kazakh who lives in a small village of Kazakhstan.

Zhursyn had a successful business in the fishing industry, but once God touched his heart and called him to serve the Uyghurs,  Zhursyn left everything, moved to a small village where only Uyghurs lived and started a church.  During the first years of service there were rigid persecutions by the authorities and imams. Young protesters threatened him with physical violence.  The authorities did not allow Zhursyn even to rent a room, let alone buy a house.

One day Zhursyn met our production manager at a seminar where he learned about LHM – Voice of Life. There, Zhursyn asked if his example could become a testimony for other missionaries. He hoped to inspire them to work with people in small villages and auls, where many ethnic Russians,  Kazakhs and people of other ethnicity live.

Young man responds after 9 years

When Yevgenij was 16, he saw one of our TV programs and wrote us a letter. We replied and he received our first Bible Correspondence lesson and a Bible. But Zhenya (short for Yevgenij) didn’t reply. Only 9 years later he replied to us and sent a letter with answers to the first BCC lesson. Zhenya is an orphan. He works and lives alone now. He told us that he didn’t write because he thought it was a shame to write to us while he himself had so many sins. Now, he understands that Jesus does not count sins but wants to forgive and give a new life when a person repents of his sins. Zhenya is now keen to learn more about Jesus and wants to have a good relationship with him. He is now fully dependent on Jesus and says “I do want to get married, of course, but first I must look upon Jesus and see what he has prepared for me. I also want to have a good car, but then I remember that Jesus himself entered Jerusalem on a donkey and still was respected and well-received.” Zhenya is very thankful to the “Voice of Life” because it gave him a good push out of his sinful life to salvation through Jesus Christ.