A Heart Language of the Silk Road

HEARTS RIPE FOR HARVEST: WHY LANGUAGE MATTERS

Today in Tajikstan

In a remote mountain valley in Tajikstan live a few hundred stubborn souls.  In their villages they speak Yaghnobi, a dialect of Sogdian.  Once there were several thousand Yaghnobs living there, but in 1957 they were forcibly removed by helicopter to work on Soviet cotton farms.   However, since 1983 the Yaghnobs have been returning to their villages.

The Joshua Project recognizes the Yaghnobs as one of the world’s remaining people groups without access to the Gospel in their own language.  Along with the few hundred living in the remote valley, there are others living in Tajik cities, but the numbers vary based on source.

The story of the forced relocation of the Yaghnob people is a sad one.  Their remote villages had existed in isolation for over a thousand years.  Their way of life, including their language and religion, a form of Islam heavily laced with Zoroasterism, continued much as it had since the Middle Ages.   Even the Russians found little reason to disturb them – until the Soviets ran out of workers for their cotton farms.

The villages were targeted for relocation and a swarm of helicopters came to depopulate the mountain valley.  The swift imposition of the modern world was too much for a large number of the villagers and it is reported some died from shock during transport.  Many more died due to the harsh circumstances of the Soviet run farms.  So, what do the Yaghnobs have to do with the Silk Road and what does that have to do with GHM?

In Ancient Persia and on the Silk Road

When Darius the Great, Emperor of Persia, listed his provinces on an inscription in what is today Iran, Sogdia was number eighteen.   The province spread over an area which included parts of modern Uzbekistan and Tajikstan.  It’s capital was Samarkand, which is today in Uzbekistan.

At the height of the Silk Road’s activity, Samarkand sat at the crossroads of the world and Sogdian was the road’s lingua franca.  Imagine a Samarkand where merchants from all over the world haggled in Sogdian  and Sogdian officials mandated the details of commerce.  Sogdian merchants and diplomats traveled from Imperial China to Byzantium.  The Sogdian language was so important it became a court language for one of the Khans.

Then the Ottoman Empire closed the Silk Roads and swallowed up Sogdia.  However, the Yaghnobi dialect of Sogdian language continued in use and thanks to those stubborn people up in the remote areas of Tajikstan, it is still spoken today.

GHM in Central Asia 

To support the hidden home churches in Central Asia, in countries like Uzbekistan and Tajikstan, GHM trains and mentors their pastors.  These men of God, who risk everything in order to share the Gospel and minister to their congregations, are raising up strong churches, in spite of the necessity to limit their size.  One of the evidences of this was observed at a recent training session for a group of these pastors.

The pastors realized it was time for them to begin to develop missionaries among their own congregants.  A plan was developed to identify and train couples who would move to the villages of unreached people groups, like the Yaghnobi, to learn their languages and share the Gospel.  GHM hopes for a day when the Yaghnobi people will hear the Gospel in their own language and we’d love for it to come from a couple from one of the congregations whose pastor is trained and mentored by us.  Wouldn’t you like to be a part of this kind of ministry work?

Help Reap the Harvest

Fulfilling the Great Commission in this generation.
Fulfilling the Great Commission in this generation.

You can partner with Global Heart Ministries to fulfill The Great Commission in this generation in The Middle East and Central Asia. Together we can bring the light and the truth of Jesus Christ right into the living rooms of every deceived child, every oppressed woman, and every hurting home. This is our message. This is our call.

We invite you to join this vision as a volunteer, a prayer warrior, or a financial donor. Contact us today by phone or email. Let us know how you’d like to partner with us as we reach out to the Most Unreached Regions of the World.

 

Faith on the Silk Road

Elijah’s Book is a rare Persian document related to Christianity

HEARTS RIPE FOR HARVEST:  CHRISTIANITY PEEKING THROUGH THE FOG

Finding Christianity in the Archaeological Haystack

The first impediment to archaeological research in all Central Asia is due to the extreme climatic conditions,” bewails a scholar of Nestorian archaeology.  Nestorians were a sect of fourth century Christians who left an archaeological footprint in Central Asia, but as the scholar goes on to explain, their trail and the trail of Christianity in general is a hard one to follow.

While climate is recognized as a primary challenge in solving this puzzle, it is far from being the only one.  Christianity was not native to the area; it was carried there among the parcels and packages of the travelers passing through.  Once planted it was rarely allowed to grow unhampered by other influences.  While the Western travelers thought bilaterally – I am a Christian/I am not a Christian – the Eastern thought process tended to be more complicated, amalgamating multiple belief systems  into a personal theology, so even when Christian symbols are found they are often tainted by evidence of other belief systems.

When Christianity arrives in most cultures, it faces down an panoply of gods.  The choice is clear, one God or many.  The followers of Christ traveling the Silk Road, many of whom were Nestorians, encountered another monotheistic religious tradition, Zoroastrianism, which dominated the area for many centuries before the birth of Christ.  Many scholars believe the Magi of the Bible were actually Zoroastrians and they find many cross-over  influences between Judaism and Zorastrianism.  This makes following the trail of Christianity even more confusing – especially when you consider the Nestorian form of Christianity was eventually declared heretical by the Byzantine church.

Climate had another ally in its effort to wipe out the trail of Christianity, and it is another monotheistic religion – Islam.   The Silk Road trade routes, utilized for over fifteen hundred years, were shut down by the Ottoman Empire and all ties with the West were severed.  While the initial indoctrination to the Muslim faith had not been particularly strong, it was followed by many centuries of unrivaled influence.  During this period ideologies of the West were systematically barred from entering and those already existing erased.  Churches became mosques and over the years the Muslims were almost successful in eradicating any evidence of Christianity along the once heavily traveled Silk Road.

"Finally," our frustrated archaeologist says, "one must note the extreme fragmentation of the documentation;it is dispersed in many countries, and it appears in many languages, not always well known, or in publications with very limited circulation and unknown to most outside a circle of orientalists. The dispersion of documentary materials has been caused not only by the division of the region into various states, but it is also due to the differing nationalities of the scientific expeditions which have taken significant material back to their respective countries, where it is preserved in their museums and libraries. This has also led to the publication of this material in a haphazard variety of languages. Such dispersion, generally characterized by inferior holding facilities and poor study centers, constitutes an almost insurmountable obstacle for those who wish to have a synoptic vision of the condition of the studies."

The Needle of Christianity is Being Uncovered

The Nestorian archaeologist admits, “Archaeological remains are few, but diverse, and they include sacred buildings, tombs, mural paintings, different objects, and inscriptions.”  So, in spite of the difficulties, evidence of Christianity in the lands of the Silk Roads is coming to light.

While faith does not come through evidence, but by belief, it is important to Central Asians to know they have not been the first Persians to embrace Jesus Christ.  One of the methods used by unbelievers to discourage  Christians is to disinherit them from the Persian culture, a key element in the personal identity of all Central Asians.  As more evidence comes to light, proving Christianity has been a part of the Central Asian culture since before the rise of Islam, Christians are emboldened to hold on to their faith and share it with others.  This is a great encouragement to our Central Asian audience, for both the believers and seekers.  Archaeology has become an unwitting ally in GHM’s efforts to reach the lost in Central Asia and the Middle East.

Help Reap the Harvest

Fulfilling the Great Commission in this generation.
Fulfilling the Great Commission in this generation.

You can partner with Global Heart Ministries to fulfill The Great Commission in this generation in The Middle East and Central Asia. Together we can bring the light and the truth of Jesus Christ right into the living rooms of every deceived child, every oppressed woman, and every hurting home. This is our message. This is our call.

We invite you to join this vision as a volunteer, a prayer warrior, or a financial donor. Contact us today by phone or email. Let us know how you’d like to partner with us as we reach out to the Most Unreached Regions of the World.

The Faith of Our Founding Fathers

HEARTS RIPE FOR HARVEST: FAITH’S DISAVOWAL OF DEPENDENCE

America’s Independence Day

July 4, 1776:  The day America officially declared independence from Britain.  Today we celebrate that milestone with picnics and fireworks, but back in 1776, the signing of the Declaration of Independence was a solemn step  which would lead to a bloody war with Britain.  In many ways it was America’s first Civil War, because while those who believed in independence won the war, there were many living in America in 1776 who were actually loyal to the Crown and King.

Taxation was the sticking point that eventually drove Americans to part ways with Britain, but our spirit of independence was born out of a desire for religious freedom.  After Christopher Columbus made his famous voyage in 1492 for Spain, soon adventurers from all over Europe were making their way to the New World with a wide variety of motivations, from pure greed to pious claims of spreading Christianity.  But all these adventurers were merely visiting the New World to plunder it for European fame, fortune or furtherance in religious organizations.

When the Pilgrims came to Virginia in 1607, they came to make a home, because they could not safely practice their faith in their own homeland.  They were followed shortly by the Puritans, Quakers and other groups seeking religious freedom of one kind or another – even the freedom to have no religion at all.

Unfortunately, many of those who came to America to escape religious persecution were quick to impose their own form of religious intolerance on others.  Almost without exception, those who desired to persecute all others who did not practice their own religion, claimed their intolerance was to protect God, but other voices prevailed.

Though Americans have not always gotten it right, the value of religious freedom, for everyone’s brand of religion, was an early concern of the Founding Fathers.  Smithsonian.com points out, James Madison, a future president at the time, “noted that Christianity had spread in the face of persecution from worldly powers, not with their help. Christianity, he contended, ‘disavows a dependence on the powers of this world…for it is known that this Religion both existed and flourished, not only without the support of human laws, but in spite of every opposition from them. ‘”

Today we imagine the birth of our nation to resemble our national bird, the Bald Eagle, climbing fully-formed out of  an egg, but in truth, like a newly hatched eaglet, it took time to develop the ideas that eventually became our Constitution and Bill of Rights.  The Declaration of Independence was written in 1776 and the Constitution in 1788, but the Bill of Rights was not written until 1791.  It is there that our freedom of religions was advanced and today is protected:

 “Amendment I. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”

The Disavowal of Dependence

Today, GHM can testify to the Christian faith’s disavowal of dependence on the powers of the world.  In America, where religious freedom is protected, many clamor for a freedom from religion, traditional Christian churches report attendance is down and religions John Madison never heard of spring up almost daily – some with no relationship to Christianity beyond a disdain for it.

However, in The Middle East and Central Asia, where Christianity is actively persecuted in many areas and barely tolerated in others, people are clamoring to have access to the Bible and to meet with Christians.  It is impossible to count the number of people to whom Jesus Christ has appeared in dreams and visions.  The Spirit moves without the support or encouragement of the governments of these countries.

It is for these seekers and new Believers we produce Christian programming to be broadcast via satellite in countries like Iran, Turkey, Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan.  By training and mentoring home pastors we encourage Believers in this country to continue to fight the good fight and offer the hope they have to others.  Wouldn’t you like to partner with us in these efforts?

Help Reap the Harvest

Fulfilling the Great Commission in this generation.
Fulfilling the Great Commission in this generation.

You can partner with Global Heart Ministries to fulfill The Great Commission in this generation in The Middle East and Central Asia. Together we can bring the light and the truth of Jesus Christ right into the living rooms of every deceived child, every oppressed woman, and every hurting home. This is our message. This is our call.

We invite you to join this vision as a volunteer, a prayer warrior, or a financial donor. Contact us today by phone or email. Let us know how you’d like to partner with us as we reach out to the Most Unreached Regions of the World.

 

Subjugation is the First Step

HEARTS RIPE FOR HARVEST: SEX TRAFFICKING IS AN EPIDEMIC IN TARGET COUNTRIES

Subjugation Leads to Abuse

This month we’ve been looking at the state of women in our target countries.  Even on her wedding day a bride must demonstrate her submissive nature.  Were she to have something to smile about, it is not acceptable for her to wear one with her wedding finery.  In these countries of The Middle East and Central Asia, daily subjugation is a mere breath away from abuse.  If a beating on your wedding night is to be expected, how much worse can it get?

It can get a lot worse.  It is only in recent years that a term for spousal abuse came into use in our target countries, but that is only a part of the problem.  Sex trafficking is an epidemic, but it is not recognized as such.  It is merely the extension of a man’s right over his wives and daughters.

Daughters are not a blessing to a household.  They are an expense and a burden. Should the wind uncover the daughter’s face, her father would be dishonored.  Why feed and clothe someone who is of no value, and is, in fact a risk to your honor? Selling her would bring money to support your sons.

If your wife no longer pleases you, why should you keep her when there is a profit to be made and you could replace her with a younger more pliable version?  Her family has given her over to you and now you make the decisions about her life.  If you divorce her and sell her, who will care?  Certainly not your next father-in-law, who will willingly unload one of his burdens on you.

If a woman cannot even protect herself, how is she supposed to protect her daughter?  What if one day your daughter disappeared from your home?  In many countries the mother would not even dare to ask after the welfare of her child.  Her answer would be a brutal beating at the suggestion that she deserved an answer.

Just One is Too Many

These horrid situations are not representative of the entire region, but they are prevalent throughout, especially in the more remote areas where Westerners are never seen.  Even in the West, physical abuse, sexual abuse and sex trafficking are a problem.  If our Western culture, which spoils far too many children and holds up liberty and equality as the norm, can have citizens who suffer in this way, it is distressing to imagine what goes on in countries where women are mere chattel and female babies are an unwanted burden.

Were abuse not such an overwhelming problem in these areas, we’d still have a concern for these women, because God does.  In a practical sense, it seems there is little that we can do, but we do what we can and we know we are making a difference – because women tell us.

Through our pastor training and mentoring we are able to make a strong impact on the ground.  It may only be a handful at a time, but we are promoting change.  When a Middle Eastern or Central Asian man comes to Christ he doesn’t know how to live that out, no matter how sincere his belief may be.  All he knows is what he has grown up with.  He has to be trained and encouraged to leave that behind.  That’s why this part of what we do is so important.

Our programs are important, too.  They may not immediately change a woman’s situation, but they can change her outlook.  These women suffer mightily.  The predominate religion, the government and the cultural traditions offer no hope – even in the afterlife.  So many women tell us merely having the hope of heaven is a blessed relief from their despair.  Testimony after testimony relates the story of women who endure their torment with joy, because of their relationship with Jesus Christ.  Their relationship with Christ also gives them access to the Throne Room of the Most High God.  God does answer these women’s prayers and the Holy Spirit works in the lives of their husbands.

This is not a pleasant story to tell, but it is foundational to our mission.  Wouldn’t you like to join us for the hope of women of The Middle East and Central Asia?

Help Reap the Harvest

Fulfilling the Great Commission in this generation.
Fulfilling the Great Commission in this generation.

You can partner with Global Heart Ministries to fulfill The Great Commission in this generation. Together we can bring the light and the truth of Jesus Christ right into the living rooms of every deceived child, every oppressed woman, and every hurting home. This is our message. This is our call.

We invite you to join this vision as a volunteer, a prayer warrior, or a financial donor. Contact us today by phone or email. Let us know how you’d like to partner with us as we reach out to the Most Unreached Regions of the World.

 

Media Makes a Difference for Volunteer

Alma maintains the GHM database.

HEARTS AFLAME:  ALMA DIXON KNOWS DATA MATTERS

Alma Dixon is a volunteer we can’t live without.  Our database of donors, volunteers and partners is critical to our operation and she’s the one who keeps it percolating along.  Because of her, our supporters get their their newsletters, e-news and records of their donations.  When we pick up the phone and call someone, the number is available because Alma keeps the database humming.  It’s a huge job and its one she volunteers for.

When we asked how she became involved with GHM, her answer was a smile and one name: Steve Sharp.  Steve was worship minister at Alma’s church when he started his ministry in Central Asia.  When he asked her to help, she “really had no choice – he never takes no as an answer.”

Sermon Tapes Put Jesus in the Driver’s Seat

Alma knows the effectiveness of media when it comes to the Gospel.  She had been brought up in a Christian home, but admits “Jesus was a passenger in [my] life.”  After she was married her brother sent her some sermon tapes which caused her to change drivers.  “The Lord began to soften my heart, I started reading the Bible, attending church and eventually I relinquished the driving to Him.”

That’s the kind of life-changing message GHM brings to The Middle East and Central Asia.  Religious leaders there promote a monotheistic belief system, but that system does not satisfy the hearts of the men, women and children of the region.  Alma reminds us, ” The people in that part of the world are eager for spiritual answers and they are responding to the Gospel message.”

Zafar, Umida and Feruza, Musician, Host and Co-host of Shukur Aytaman, Our Uzbek Women’s program

Through satellite broadcasting, GHM delivers the Gospel into the living rooms of countries like Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Turkey, Iran and Kazakhstan.  When a viewer is touched by the message of our programming, there are hundreds of home pastors, trained and spiritually mentored by GHM, who can bring the viewers into their hidden churches.  As Alma pointed out, these home churches are not filled only by our viewers, but many in those areas are encountering Jesus in visions and dreams.  Even as many here in the Western World are turning their backs on Christianity, the Lord is moving in The Middle East and Central Asia.

“Think eternally, life passes quickly,” is the message Alma wants to pass on to others.  She knows her work for GHM is for the Lord and she’s happy to be a part of reaching others so far away with the Gospel.  Wouldn’t you like to join Alma and many others in supporting GHM with your time, talents and money?

Fulfilling the Great Commission in this generation.

Set Your Heart Aflame

Like Alma, you can partner with Global Heart Ministries to Fulfill The Great Commission in this generation. Together we can bring the light and the truth of Jesus Christ right into the living rooms of every deceived child, every oppressed woman, and every hurting home. This is our message. This is our call.

We invite you to join this vision as a volunteer, a prayer warrior, or a financial donor.  Contact us today by phone or email.  Let us know how you’d like to partner with us as we reach out to the Most Unreached Regions of the World.

 

Hagai Sophia – A Cradle of Christianity

Photo of Istanbul with Hagai Sophia in the background from Encyclopedia Brittanica

HEARTS RIPE FOR HARVEST: ANCIENT ARCHITECTURE TO MODERN LANDMARK

Since the Time of Legends

The site of Hagai Sophia has been a site of worship since the Emperor Constantine the Great built a cathedral there in 325 AD, but legend tells us people may have been worshiping there for even longer.  Constantine’s cathedral was reportedly built on a site which had traditionally been used for pagan worship.  This sort of geographical practicality is a familiar theme throughout the world and it continues until today.

In ancient times, pagan worship was often associated with hilltops, and, as you can see in the picture above, Hagai Sophia certainly dominates the horizon.  However, the cathedral Constantine built is not the building you see today.

Architectural Aggravation

Constantine the Great

Constantine built his cathedral as a permanent testimony to his Savior, Jesus Christ.  He overturned the religious status quo after Christ came to him in a vision and he was determined to spread the Gospel.  Sadly, his human determination did not protect his cathedral.

Within 80 years (404 AD) the cathedral was damaged by fire.  The population of Constantinople rioted because, after a flurry of political machinations, their archbishop was banished for a second time.  The riots resulted in a fire.  After the fire, the cathedral was rebuilt by the Roman Emperor Constans I and the restored building was rededicated in 415 by the Eastern Roman Emperor Theodosis II.

Justinian I

But the cathedral’s woes did not end there.  It burned again in 532 under the reign of the Byzantine Emperor, Justinian I.  It was Justinian I who envisioned the beautiful building we see today in Turkey.  His masterpiece only took six years to build, being completed in 537.

Justinian’s vision had been a little too grand.  The dome collapsed in 558 and was restored in 562, only to collapse twice more.  The determined Byzantines kept at it and eventually made it smaller with enforcement added to the outside.  While Constantine’s cathedral building did not last, his efforts did live on in the succession of buildings occupying the hilltop on which he chose to build.

Political Insults

Since the time of the Byzantine Empire, Hagai Sophia has overlooked the city, but almost as soon as the architecture of the cathedral became stable, the city itself became unstable.  Constantinople played a key political and religious role throughout  the Crusades, which began in 1096.  Power ebbed and flowed between Constantinople and Rome according to who was in charge.

 In 1204 the city became a political ploy.  A group of Venetian Crusaders on their way to free Jerusalem were persuaded to help a king regain control of Byzantium.  The Crusaders did their job, but the people rejected their restored monarch, and after he was deposed, he was murdered.  That left a lot of unpaid Venetian Crusaders, who preceded to extract their payment out of the city by looting Hagai Sophia, only leaving the building intact.  The cathedral continued to stand, though it required rebuilding refitting until the arrival of the Ottomans

Enter the Ottomans

Mehmet II

Due to a prophesy by Mohammed, the Hagai Sophia was a very special target.  Mohammed said the first Muslim to pray there was promised a place in heaven.  When Mehmet II conquered Constantinople in 1453, he went directly to Hagai Sophia where he found a local man looting.  Mehmet was having none of that and he began a 470 year long occupation of the building as a mosque.

Like Christian predecessors, the new Islamic caretakers continued to build and rebuild the edifice adding ever more magnificent accoutrements to the venerable old edifice.

Secularization

After the end of World War I, Turkey was divided up into bits and pieces and the mosque within Hagai Sophia was not its greatest concern.  However, by 1934 the building had been secularized and a year later it became a museum.

Though not being used for worship services, for over 80 years (the lifespan of Constantine’s original cathedral) the world visited Istanbul to admire Hagai Sophia. Careful restorations were carried out during this time and Sophia returned to her former countenance.

Artisans painstakingly coaxed the Christian decorations out from behind the Islamic “improvements”.  Admired by all, the museum was particularly loved by Christians who were amazed by decorations originally applied in the days of Byzantium.  

In 2006, worship returned to Hagai Sophia, but the worship did not match the architectural restoration’s devotion to Christianity.  A small prayer room for staff members, both Christian and Muslim, was opened.  In 2013, the Muslim call to prayer returned to the minarets.  Then, on July 1, 2016, Muslim prayer services returned.

A Christian Landmark No More

The tide has turned against the Christian attributes of Hagai Sophia.  In 2017, the Turkish government limited tourist access to the museum to Mondays, and even that access is only available until October 31.  Rumors suggest it will be closed to tourism and like in the days of the Ottomans, Christians will have to receive a special permit to enter the mosque.

Though precious to Christians for its history, Hagai Sophia is only a building.  The Christian Church is the Body of Believers.  Whatever happens to Hagai Sophia, the Spirit is moving in Turkey.  Even now, in rebellion against the privations imposed by Islamic politicians, Muslims are seeking information about Jesus Christ.  Expatriate Christians from Central Asia and the Middle East have communities with hidden churches.  Satellite TV and the Internet are used to ferret out the Good News.  And GHM is there.

Help Reap the Harvest

Fulfilling the Great Commission in this generation.
Fulfilling the Great Commission in this generation.

You can partner with Global Heart Ministries to fulfill The Great Commission in this generation. Together we can bring the light and the truth of Jesus Christ right into the living rooms of every deceived child, every oppressed woman, and every hurting home. This is our message. This is our call.

We invite you to join this vision as a volunteer, a prayer warrior, or a financial donor. Contact us today by phone or email. Let us know how you’d like to partner with us as we reach out to the Most Unreached Regions of the World.

 

 

 

 

 

The Power of the Word

Women in Central Asia traditionally look to black magic, spells and witchcraft to solve their problems and ease their burdens.

HEARTS RIPE FOR HARVEST: THE HOLY SPIRIT CONFRONTS MAGIC

Galina Touches a Bible

In Turkmenistan, Galina invited Mahira, her friend, to visit her home, but was dismayed when Mahira arrived with a Bible.  “This is an evil book.  I cannot read it,” Galina said in alarm.

Mahira knew the Bible was a life-changing book, but realized the change was for the better and nothing for Galina to fear.  Mahira wanted her friend to have the same hope she herself had found in Jesus Christ.

With a warm smile and a tone of assurance Mahira said, “Just pick it up, pick any page and just read.”  Galina managed to read only two verses out loud when she was overcome with tears and ran to her bedroom.

The Power of Conviction

Mahira was dismayed.  What had happened?  Should she leave, wait, or follow Galina into her room?

The answer came quickly.  Galina walked back into the main room and in her hands was a massive book full of magic spells.  How amazing Galina feared the Bible, which offers her the Hope of Heaven, but was not afraid of dabbling in black magic.  How Satan twists us up when we have no access to the Truth.

The Power of Salvation

“I repent of this magic.  I ask God to forgive me for leaning on my magic to live,” Galina announced to Mahira.  She went on to accept Jesus Christ as her Savior.  Now Galina and Mahira are more than friends.  They are sisters-in-Christ, Children of the Most High God.

We are amazed at how the Holy Spirit works.  The Spirit used the two verses Galina read at random to convict her of her sinful nature and her need for a Savior.  Isaiah 55:11 assures us, “so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.”

Mahira has been shepherded by one of home pastors GHM trains and mentors.  Now this pastor will also shepherd Galina.  The Kingdom will grow as these faithful servants minister to the lost lambs in The Middle East and Central Asia.

Help Reap the Harvest

Fulfilling the Great Commission in this generation.
Fulfilling the Great Commission in this generation.

You can partner with Global Heart Ministries to fulfill The Great Commission in this generation. Together we can bring the light and the truth of Jesus Christ right into the living rooms of every deceived child, every oppressed woman, and every hurting home. This is our message. This is our call.

We invite you to join this vision as a volunteer, a prayer warrior, or a financial donor. Contact us today by phone or email. Let us know how you’d like to partner with us as we reach out to the Most Unreached Regions of the World.