Republic of Tyva (Russia)

Trip to the Republic of Tuva

It was a special blessing and joy to visit with our friends – brothers and sisters in Tuva. For many years, God has provided the opportunity to serve and contribute to the ministry for Tuva peoples by preaching the Gospel, through the mission Hope to People.

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Dear brothers and sisters

We are turning to You with the request to share the needs of our brothers and sisters of the church "Light of the Gospel" in Kyzyl (Tuva)

It is very alive, active, growing church that has a good evangelical influence on the local population, by preaching the Gospel to the Tuvan people in the capital of Tuva, Kyzyl, as well as in many villages of the republic.

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Evidence of God's love...

In Victor's adolescence chest deformity has benn revealed. At that time, and even now, none of the doctors in Tuva did not know how it appeared and how to treat it. As Victor was a young man, it did not disturb him, but with age the compression of heart and lungs began to disturb really badly. Doctors could not even do an ultrasound of the heart, as it was closed with lung tissue. Poor blood supply, loss of consciousness during the blood tests, lack of breath, headaches and numb hands have become permanent features of his life. About five years ago I saw a story on TV about the surgery to correct congenital chest wall deformity. Victor did not take it seriously. He said that you never know what they show, especially if it is not available. Not often, but I began to pray about it. I believed that all things are possible for God. The Lord is always faithful and He's never late. “Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.” (Matthew 6:8), “Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.” (Psalms 37:4)

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"The missionary after surgery" - greetings from family




The surgery was successful: the doctors put Viktor a titanium plate, straightened the funnel in the chest. Gradually he will get used to it, but now he's suffering from a strong pain. Victor is constantly taking painkillers. Heart should take the place, and lungs – straighten out over time. Viktor has already started to get up and walk slowly.

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Victor Zagvozdkin

Pastor of the church"Light of Gospel" in Kyzyl, Republic Tuva, Victor Zagvozdkin and his family share the gospel in a Buddhist-shamanistic culture. God blesses this church with saved souls of Russian speakers, as well as from indigenous Tuvan people. Already there has appeared brothers, able to serve and preach the Word, as in the local church and in the village of Ak-Dovurak. There is also a bible group in Aryg-Uzuu. Victor tries to develop the service and despite the great distances between settlements in this region often attends meetings in Ak-Dovurak, where he noted positive growth in the Word minister Aias Oorzhak and his wife Saylyk. He studied at the School of Bible preaching. Now he is investing a lot of time and effort in the development of the church. Besides serving brother Victor constantly works with his hands fully ensuring the life of his family, and helping those who have the need. His wife and eldest daughter seriously dedicate themselves to serving too. The family has four children, the youngest daughter is now 4 years old.

This year, Victor's family has faced a serious challenge. Victor's strongly concave chest from birth and the traumas of many years back injury during a car accident started to cause troubles. Recently a strong shortness of breath and chest pain appeared. Victor had to go through a lot of examinations (tests, ultrasound, MRI, x-rays, etc.). Conclusion of Physicians is sclerosis of the lungs. The bones of the chest began to grow inside with age, leading to a strong compression of the heart and lungs. The heart does not run smoothly because it's sandwiched between the spine and chest. But the heart is not important, the upper portions of the lungs are not disclosed and has "imploded". Because of this, the lung tissue has changed, it should be soft and airy, and now it has turned into a "solid piece of meat", which has led to pulmonary sclerosis. Hence, shortness of breath and severe strain on the heart. Victor has been living with it for many years and has never thought it will reflect so much on the state of his health. Now he suffers severe pain in the chest at times. It is not clear whether it is the lungs ache, or bone compresses. His heart began to feel beating on ribs. And the last two months fingers, then hands have become numb. Waking up, he has to knead them, otherwise he doesn't really feel them. Victor attributes this to the fact that the heart doesn't work at full capacity which leads to poor blood circulation, because the hands are cold.

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Pray for Tuva

 Pray for the ministry of Victor Zagvozdkin, pastor of the church "Light of the Gospel" in Kyzyl, and his family;

 Pray for increasing faith of brothers from Tuva and preaching the Gospel on the Tuvan language;
 the development of Evangelic churches in Kizil and Ak-Dovukark;
 the Arig-Uzu church education;
 spiritual growth of local ministers;
 re-issuance of documents for the church building in Kizil;

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News from the regions

In the center of God's miracles

Written By Publisher on Thursday, 29 June 2017 11:59
In the center of God's miracles

Peace to you! Thank you for supporting us prayerfully during our trip.

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God’s Miracles in Armenia

Written By Publisher on Thursday, 02 March 2017 16:27
God’s Miracles in Armenia

Kurds-Yazidis is one of the least reached Bibleless people group in the whole modern world. Practicing the ancient religion of their ancestors, they worship idols, and the chief one is...

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The pastor’s anointment at church “Light of the Gospel”, Kizil

Written By Администратор сайта on Friday, 08 February 2013 12:57

In October 2012, brother Victor Zagvozdkin was anointed to be pastor in the church “Light of the Gospel”, Kizil. Taras and Nadezhda Prystupa (Rivne, Ukraine), as well as Aleksandr Degtarov...

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Social News

Christmas LOST Youth Camp

Written By Publisher on Thursday, 16 January 2020 16:08
Christmas LOST Youth Camp

We thank God that in early January, by His grace, we managed to hold the Christmas LOSTyouth camp at the base in Zalesye, Rivne region.

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Summertime in a Floor Hockey-like Manner

Written By Publisher on Wednesday, 06 November 2019 08:34
Summertime in a Floor Hockey-like Manner

Although summer is a time of vacations and rest not only from school but also from playing floor hockey games. But we, meaning our Christian floor hockey team SKY, tried...

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Jubilee of Christian Soccer Club Nadia

Written By Publisher on Monday, 23 September 2019 14:40
Jubilee of Christian Soccer Club Nadia

Christian Soccer Club Nadia has celebrated its 15th anniversary in September.

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Education News

“A Word to the Teacher”: Edition of Love

Written By Publisher on Monday, 20 May 2019 12:56
“A Word to the Teacher”: Edition of Love

The second issue of our magazine, which is devoted to the topic of love in the context of the family and in the light of the Bible, has finally come...

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Easter holiday in the boarding school

Written By Publisher on Thursday, 02 May 2019 19:56
Easter holiday in the boarding school

Klevan boarding school for children with visual impairments hosted an Easter educational event.

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Young Bible Experts – 2019

Written By Publisher on Friday, 26 April 2019 15:48
Young Bible Experts – 2019

Our employees took part in the XII All-Ukrainian Young Bible Experts Olympiad, which was held at the National University Ostroh Academy.

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