How God Used RLM to Prepare a Pastor for the Kalmykian People

In the midst of the Republic of Kalmykia, where the majority of religious people are Buddhist, a group of Christians prayed for years that a pastor would come and serve their community. They were blessed when Alexander, a pastor with 13 years of experience in a small church, moved to their area.

While serving, Alexander decided that he needed to attend seminary for better training. In order to serve the Kalmykian people well, he believed:

“I need to preach, and for preaching you need to know at least basic things. Therefore, training became a necessity…I felt a need for development.”

Alexander was able to get training from one of nine regional training centers across Russia supported by RLM. While at seminary he studied the sources and history of the Bible and received the serious training he was looking for.

Today, Alexander continues to serve the Kalmykian people, and he is now serving a second church and is leading a home group in the Kalmyk language. Alexander was recently officially ordained to the pastoral ministry!

Thank You for Your Support

When you partner with RLM you are training church planters and ministry leaders like Alexander and introducing men and women to the truth about Jesus Christ and the hope of salvation.

There are many people in Russia – even entire ethnic and people groups like the people of Kalmykia – who still need to hear the Gospel. Would you pray today for Alexander and others like him who are faithfully carrying the message and hope of the Gospel?

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