Partner:The United Methodist Church in Eurasia
Describe the need affecting the community.
The major problem that our team has seen over time, is that many people believe in a God and even as their savior, but they do not know Jesus. The people do not know what it means to follow Christ or that you can have a personal relationship with God. Believing in God is like a minimal requirement of most people, something to say rather than to believe or live out.
How will this Advance project help to address the need?
Our project offers a wide variety of ways to become involved with the church (the body). The student center hosts both the women's and men's bible study weekly. Preschool is offered at a low cost three days a week to the interested public. The English Club is offered once a week with a native speaker from America. This draws in anywhere from fifteen to thirty people and introduces them to the Youth to Jesus program. In the past this has shown to be the best avenue of getting people to come to church and the Pilgrims worship service on Thursday. We have seen lives transformed through the Pilgrims and many of the students have stayed around years after to enter the church and have even become staff members.
Describe the primary goal of the project.
The goal of this project is to lead others to know Jesus deeply and walk in his ways. The long term impacts of this project will be producing leaders in the church and the world who can readily speak the word of Christ.
Describe the change you would like to see in the community as a result of this Advance project.
We measure success by the way we see changes in the lives. The progression of the people in their faith and how we bear witness to the workings of God.
Budget and Financial Information
Annual Advance Financial Goal
Local Financial Support
Salary/student center support/repairs/utilities