Ethnic Russians — along with over 100 minority people groups across Russia’s vast territory — are unreached. In partnership with local believers, our teams endeavor to engage unreached people groups with the gospel and with the goal of starting reproducing gatherings of believers. We are excited to see God open doors of ministry in new locations and among new unreached groups. Click here to find a prayer guide for unreached people groups in Russia.
Vast regions of Russia have no gospel witness. About two-thirds of the Russian population identifies with the culturally and politically strong, but spiritually weak, Russian Orthodox Church. Evangelical Christians remain a small percentage of the population (less than 2%), while Islam is Russia’s fastest-growing religion. Russia’s legacy of atheistic communism created a spiritual vacuum, with people attempting to fill their emptiness with wealth, sex, and other material pursuits. As a result, Russia suffers from rampant social problems including high suicide rates, human trafficking, alcoholism, drug use, and HIV. In this spiritual climate, SEND seeks to bring the light of the gospel to unreached places and partner with local believers to start new churches.
SEND Russia needs: