Our "Family" has been friends with Peter Dyneka Sr. from 1939 when we emigrated from Ukraine to Canada. I have great memories of the preaching of Peter Sr. in our country church
in Ontario. Our fathers were great with Peter Sr.. until God "called" them HOME.
It has been a JOY to support PDRM (and now Eurasia for all these years) . They are Blessed with great, reliable staff, and committed to follow Christ wherever HE may lead. Integrity
is a "creed" they live by.
I have long followed the ministry of Mission Eurasia and am incredibly impressed with the impact this mission's far flung team has made in recent years to further the Gospel throughout Eastern Europe and Asia and provide relief services to families in need. Having visited locations abroad where ME fieldworkers work diligently to operate summer youth camps for at-risk children, sponsor the innovative "Schools Without Walls" training for church leaders and support staff, and other outreach, I can say that I have never seen a mission undertake such a range of purposeful endeavors. I strongly all who care about the troubled parts of the world where the ME team ministers to consider supporting the mission in any way possible.
The origins and credibility of Mission Eurasia in the Russian-speaking world far pre-date the more recent 'post perestroika' perriod. The founders of the ministry stood with, supported, and encoauged the outreach of the Church during the darkest, most challenging days of the former Soviet Union. As circumstances have changed radically, Mission Eurasia has continued to be faithful to its core mission of evangelism and strengthening the church in the far-flung Russian-speaking world. Yet through programs such as School Without Walls they have brought innovation and spiritual impact in radically different ways that will have spiritual consequences for generations to come.
I have been connected to Mission Eurasia since I was a child. My parents were good friends with Peter Jr. and Anita Deyneka and I remember them sharing their stories of helping smuggle Bible's into the Soviet Union and my mom reading Anita's book Tanya and the Border Guard. Back then Peter was president of the Slavic Gospel Association, a mission organization established by his father. In 1991 I came to live with Peter and Anita in Wheaton while I attended seminary in Chicago. I witnessed them launch a brand new mission named Peter Deyneka Russian Ministries to meet the new opportunities and needs in the countries of the Former Soviet Union. In the winter of 1992 Peter and Anita invited me to live with them in Moscow for a couple of months which I did deepening my appreciation for the impact of the mission. In 2008 I was invited to be part of the board the Russian Ministries, and have served on that board for seven years (ith a year of sabbatical in there). I participated in the graceful transition from Anita's presidency of the mission to Sergey Rakhuba and the change of the mission's name from "Russian Ministries" to "Mission Eurasia" (ME). Over the years I've been impressed by ME's laser focused mission to raise up the Next Generation of Christian leaders in Eurasia through strategic programs like School without Walls and the Next Generation of Professional Leaders initiative as well as the initiatives that reach out to the least of these like Gift of Hope, Summer Bible Camps, Home for Every Orphan, and the I care Refugee Assistance Program. I'm thankful for the amazing staff in the US and Eurasia that run these programs and for a great board to serve alongside. I'm thrilled to endorse the Christ-centered, culturally-savvy, Bible-anchored ministry of Mission Eurasia.
By my experience with mission work in Russia I have concluded that the hope for the advancement of the Gospel message in the former Soviet nations lies with the young people of those countries. For the most part only nationals have the freedom to deliver that message. School without Walls activities and training of young professionals target directly these critical young believers with training to advance the Gospel effectively in their respective countries. This is why we have supported the ministry of Mission Eurasia financially over the past ten years and the growth of their impact demonstrates the effectiveness of that investment.
This is a wonderful ministry serving the countries of the former Soviet Union and training and equipping young Next Generation Christian leaders to transform Eurasia for Christ.
Been supporting them for about 20 years...you can depend on their trust worthyness inwhat they say they do....Bill R
Mission Eurasia has brought the good news of Jesus Christ to Russia and surrounding countries for many decades. The mission labored and prayed for the Soviet Union in the dark days, and rejoices in these days of greater freedom, but continued spiritual darkness. The work is driven by committed Christians in these countries. I am delighted to support their efforts in youth and pastoral training, church planting, and community care among orphans and other children. The love of Jesus is spread throughout many lands by their ministry.
I have known and worked with leaders and staff of Mission Europa and its predecessors for 30 years. I consider it one of the most effective ministries working on behalf of the advance of the gospel in the former Soviet Union. -Dr. Mark Elliott, Editor, East-West Church and Ministry Report
There is a new generation of Christian leaders gaining influence and seeing effectiveness in Christian ministry in the Russian-speaking regions of Europe and Eurasia. Few organizations understand this phenomenon as well as Mission Eurasia. For years, through their School Without Walls program and other programs for young professionals, Mission Eurasia has been building into these young leaders. School Without Walls provides young leaders with solid theology and practical ministry training. I highly recommend Mission Eurasia and School Without Walls.
Mission Eurasia is a real pioneer and leader in ministry to this region of the world. With their historic cultural and ethnic ties and their deep knowledge of ministry and relationships they are thoughtful and careful in all their endeavors. Sergey as the leader walks in the footsteps of a great organization founded by the late Peter Deyneka, Jr and is discovering a new generation of effective activity significant for today.
As one of its primary thrusts, Mission Eurasia uses a game changing strategy in developing young indigenous leaders who speak the language and know the culture in their geography - by training in many disbursed areas with brief concentrated learning sessions over time. It is called "Schools Without Walls". Students do not have to pay or raise large tuition fees, can live at home, can maintain jobs during the training cycle, and the churches and supporters do not have to create and support expensive building facilities. This strategy allows many more prospective young eager Christians to prepare for effective ministry leadership.
I am extremely impressed with Mission Eurasia. They have decades of experience working in the USSR and its successor states – going back well before the fall of Communism. They are committed to supporting leadership within Eurasia. They are not dependent on Western staff or volunteers, but work primarily with local leaders, which gives them unprecedented access and influence within local communities. I am also impressed with the willingness of Mission Eurasia to partner with and support other organizations with similar goals. Rather than competing, they collaborate. Rather than reinventing the wheel, they freely share ideas, materials, and resources. I have utmost respect for the integrity of Mission Eurasia and the work that they do supporting and training Christian leaders in the former Soviet Union.
I had been to Ukraine before I even knew about Mission Urasia. In some areas I could not even imagine people living there. But as I walked through several different villages and saw the lostness on their faces I knew this was a special place. I am a church planter and my pastor and I had the privilege of not only preaching in Ukraine but to see the ins and outs of their lives. One place in Gat was a gypsy village. These people touched my heart as I saw their love for Christ. Seeing the desperation in so many faces on the street and then the joy of those in church fellowship I knew there was hope. The 3 churches we planted are growing and people are coming to Jesus. I will never forget my time spent with them, but more importantly their hunger to learn more and grow deeper in their faith. Hallelujah!
Having traveled extensively in what was the former Soviet Union during what was still the late Cold War period and seen first-hand both the needs and hunger of the Russian people for meaning to their lives, I enthusiastically support Mission Eurasia (dating to Russian Ministry years). It's effectiveness in presenting the Gospel, its focusing on the Youth as a strategic audience, combined with careful use of its funds , continues to encourage my own stewardship. --Ray Smith, Carol Stream, IL
God led me to this ministry a couple of years ago. I and my husband support and pray for this ministry which is working to get the Gospel out to the peoples of Eastern Europe and beyond. The different levels they minister at is astounding and can only be from God. They work with the people who have had to flee Eastern Ukraine, providing for their needs and their programs like the Next Generation Leadership Initiatives, training young professionals who are Christian how to serve Christ through their jobs is amazing. This is just some of what the ministry does. I have a heart especially for the Ukraine and Moldova so praying and giving to this ministry lets me "go" with them to reach these people.