This country in Central Asia is sometimes called the “Poor Man’s Switzerland” due to the beautiful mountains that cover much of the country. The poorest country of the former Soviet Union, the needs are great both in development, and spiritually as most people seek to fill their need for God by moving further and further toward Islam.
Our team in Central Asia is focused on working to facilitate the multiplication of disciples and disciple-making groups and developing medical outreach and businesses for transformation.
An important part of families being able to continue on the field is how well the children are able to adjust and be educated. Having good role models and teachers is so important. Silk Road Academy (SRA) has provided the education needs for many families serving in this area of Central Asia and just received school accreditation through ACSI. As SRA grows there is an increasing need for people to come and serve as classroom teachers, teachers aides, and teachers of specials such as art, physical education, music, etc. for grades 1 to 12. The SRA teaching community is a great combination of locals from the community, volunteers, and parents. There are also opportunities to build relationships with the local community outside the school environment, both with neighborhood families, and other young people, and to teach English to neighborhood children and youth from the few fellowships in the city.
Anyone who joins our team would also be learning principles of disciple multiplication, and be expected to spend significant time in prayer - focused both on worship and interceding for Father to do what only He can in Central Asia. They would also have several language lessons per week learning the local language (similar to Farsi), and would have a variety of opportunities to join in prayer walks, village visits, and other efforts to build relationships and seek those who Father is drawing and are open to hearing more about God’s redemptive plan through Jesus.
Although experience and certification to teach is a plus, most important is a love for kids and desire to teach.