The mission of EEMN is to connect believers together for rebuilding and equipping the Body of Christ in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.
The fall of communism and the sweeping changes that followed happened nearly two decades ago. The initial excitement for most people has worn off, other news dominates our headlines. Nevertheless, the long term rebuilding of the culture necessary after over seventy years of communist oppression will take years. Exciting things are happening! God is at work! The fact is that EEMN is uniquely positioned to have a significant impact on this rebuilding.
We are currently working in the Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Turkey, and the Ukraine. Relationships of trust and fruitfulness with national leaders in these countries that stand the test of time take just that: time, prayer, and steadfastness. Pastor Don Richman’s work, going back to 1986, has built bridges that God is now using as we are in a season of rapid growth.
New doors of opportunity continue to open as we press forward:
- We are placing more teachers than ever overseas in Bible schools and seminaries, sowing seed for long term impact that will span generations as God’s Word is taught and believed.
- We have added Missions Mobilization resources to the ministry of EEMN, offering educational tools, inspiration and support for congregations and pastors seeking to raise the world mission vision of their congregation
- Among other things, there are exciting new opportunities for us in Ukraine and Turkey, occupying opposite shores of the Black Sea, as well as clear leading to press eastward into Siberia and the Russian Far East. Our vision is drawn increasingly toward the 10/40 window, where the majority of the unreached peoples are found.
More opportunities to mobilize churches for world missions come regularly. We want to expand our efforts to connect people and congregations to our current Strategic Ministry Partners, which requires gifted staff and tools to do this job well.