Central Asian Mission Opportunities
- Why not call Iain or Al for an initial chat on 01892 545509
- Or complete our enquiry form below:
No. Central Asia is a unique and relatively unknown region but offers exciting and rewarding opportunities to reach the unreached with the Good News. It is definitely ‘off the tourist trail’ and needs to be experienced first-hand on a short trip before committing to living there longer-term. We arrange short trips to visit our work and teams for people interested in serving there.
Yes, as much as anywhere is ‘safe’ in today’s world. Most of the countries where we work are peaceful and relatively stable. Though Central Asia is mainly Muslim, you will receive a warm welcome as a foreigner when you stick to simple cultural rules and respect the local people. There are parts of the region where we would only send experienced people due to the security risks being higher.
It depends. If you are planning to serve long-term (one year +) you would probably need to have some bible college training or equivalent experience. For short-term (one year or less) you are not required to have training, but will go through a simple application process and informal interview.
Yes. Every summer we offer a 2-week trip to be part of a team teaching conversational English in a private university. We can also organise tailor-made trips for people to a variety of Central Asian countries to particular projects with specific skills.
Yes! There are many opportunities in International Schools, language schools/colleges and universities.
We like to send people to Central Asia who are supported and backed by their churches and supporters, and who feel called by God to go in faith into challenging situations to reach the unreached.
It’s really a number of gifts given by churches, friends and family that cover all your expenses for serving with People International – living, travel, ministry, insurance and pension included. As a charity we can claim Gift Aid on many of these gifts and pass this on to you.
Yes. Everyone who works with us are involved in ministry in one way or another, whether that is in discipleship, teaching school children, bible translation, humanitarian projects or running a business.
This is not unusual. People are naturally concerned for our safety and well being, and some may be opposed to it because they don’t agree with missionary work. However, we believe God is with us to help us overcome these obstacles. Many come round to valuing the work we do after seeing the welcoming culture and impact we can have.
You are not alone! Most people who come to us are not linguists and take much time and effort to master the host language. Our teams provide support and help with language learning.
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