Russia is a vast region with diverse people groups. According to the Joshua Project, there are 162 different people groups in Russia and 76 are still considered unreached. Agape’s goal is to reach out to these people. Going where no one wants to go; Helping those no one cares about; and Sharing God’s Love with everyone. This may take us to the remote areas in Siberia and beyond, or it may be in Moscow, meeting the needs of the medically underserved in the capital city.
Going to the Tundra
Agape goes to the Tundra, Russia’s northernmost zone and a treeless, marshy plain, simply because we were invited to come and help. The journey to the Tundra takes days. First, we travel by jet to the region and then use a 6×6 Russian monster truck to travel up to 24 hours across the Tundra. There are no roads; sometimes our progress can only be measured in inches. We continue by snowmobile to the tepees where
Going to the Taiga
Agape travels to the Taiga, the worlds largest forest and an area about the size of the United States, that spans 11 times zones across Northern Russia. Here in the Taiga, people are extremely distant from the rest of the world, both geographically and communicatively. Some still speak their own ethnic language, such as Komi or Koryak. It is to these kinds of places that Agape has been called to “go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.” (Matthew 28:19)
Going to Southern Siberia
Agape sends medical teams to a place that is really at the end of the road! Deep in the mountains of Southern Siberia. Most people are shepherds who tend sheep and goats in these vast valleys. Although the region is breathtaking and the people industrious, the closest medical help for them is often a three-day trip away, with much of the traveling done by rut filled dirt roads.
Agape has more opportunities to serve than could be met in our lifetime. Right now, Agape is the only medical organization doing Christian mobile medical expeditions spanning the length of Russia, literally at the “ends of the earth.” Government and travel restrictions make mission work extremely difficult and costly, so Agape’s continued missions are critical to the conversion of Russia. Only together we can do what God has asked us to do… take the Gospel to the “ends of the earth!” We invite you to be involved. Better yet, we invite you to come to the harvest!