For 10 years, the Lord blessed us through sharing the gospel in hundreds of schools with thousands of students in the Republic of Tuva in Siberia. In 2016, things began to change with the Yaroya law, which placed restrictions on evangelism and house churches. This law directly affected our ministry as God has called us to the frontlines of evangelism. During those years, and as a result of our evangelism, we started new church ministries in Bay-Xaax, Shivilig, and Susch.
We were able to financially support those ministries up until the outbreak of the Russian/ Ukrainian war. Due to sanctions, we were no longer allowed by our government to send funds to Russia. On Russia's side, this greatly affected our communications with the believers there, placing them in danger if there was any contact with us here in the States. We hope and pray that, in time, all this will change.
The Lord continued to open the door for evangelism among the Native Americans; however, with the COVID pandemic, that was put on hold for a couple of years. During that time, all the fairs where we conducted our evangelism were canceled, and there were times when we were not even allowed to enter the reservation. But in 2022, the opportunity to evangelize materialized once again, starting with the Apache Fair in the fall, followed by the July Rodeo in Window Rock and the Western Navajo Fair in October of 2023.
In 2024, we have committed to having an evangelism booth at the Navajo Nation Fair with other evangelistic outreaches pending.