This country in Central Asia is sometimes called the “Poor Man’s Switzerland” due to the beautiful mountains that cover much of the country. The poorest country of the former Soviet Union, the needs are great both in development, and spiritually as most people seek to fill their need for God by moving further and further toward Islam.
Our team in Central Asia is focused on working to facilitate multiplication of disciples and disciple making groups and developing businesses for transformation. Anyone who joins our team would be learning principles of disciple multiplication, and be expected to spend significant time in prayer - focused both on worship and interceding for Father to do what only he can in Central Asia. They would also have several language lessons per week learning Tajik (similar to Farsi), and would have a variety of opportunities to join in prayer walks, village visits, and other efforts to build relationships and seek those who Father is drawing and are open to hearing more about God’s redemptive plan through Jesus.
The sports ministry opportunity specifically involves working alongside local Tajik leaders with a vision for reaching young adults through sports ministry and other outreaches to see churches planted among them and their families. The Tajiks involved are young, envisioned, energetic, creative, and love Jesus deeply with a burden to see their people come to Christ and churches planted.
An interest in sports and in working with college students and other young adults are important, but there are no specific level of sports skill needed.
Willingness to intentionally seek relationships in various contexts is important.
Any learning or experience in areas of disciple multiplication and church planting principles would help in entering into strategic planning with the group, but this learning will also be a part of their time with our team.