Hello! We are Dima and Olya from Belarus. The student-led ministry reopened in Minsk after the Campus Crusade office was closed by the government in 2008 and most of the staff had to leave Belarus.
After the 2020 Presidential elections, according to United Nations reports, torture and other ill-treatment are widespread and impunity prevailed. 270 NGOs had been closed down. At least 37,000 people were detained. And there are about 1500 political prisoners.
Currently, there are only 3 full-time staff missionaries in our team and about 12 student leaders. Our movement is not official because our government will not allow us to get it registered.
Our ministry involves personal evangelism, including evangelism in student dorms and at outreach events, as well as follow-up work and discipleship for new believers in partnership with local churches.
Please pray with us for:
1. Our evangelism kayak trip for students on July 17-24.
2. Non Believing Students to come to Christ and new Christian students to be encouraged to do evangelism and discipleship.
3. Our oldest daughter Vera (3-year old) who stays in Belarus with grandparents.