In light of the current distress in the Ukraine, stories are emerging of God’s faithfulness to bless and provide for His people.
David, founder of Steiger, a worldwide mission organization, was moved to invest in young people from the Ukraine and other parts of the Russian-speaking world. He recognized that these “revolutionary times” are good for the gospel and he understood the importance of sending young, equipped and passionate missionaries, evangelists and disciplers into Russian speaking areas.
With this mission in mind, Steiger recruited 20 students from the Ukraine, Belarus and Russia to attend the Steiger Missions School (SMS). Among these 20 students are members of a popular band from Belarus called Nuteki. Nuteki enrolled into the SMS to participate in the “Platform” program, a program designed to equip Christian artists and musicians to use their God-given ability to proclaim the gospel outside of the church.
One obstacle stood in the way. The SMS typically provides 90% of Russian-world students’ scholarships. The increase in the number of students led to an immediate need for an additional $22,000 to the scholarship budget. Despite this hurdle, David felt strongly that Steiger was making the right decision to sponsor Nuteki, and committed to prayerfully step out in faith, trusting that God would provide the funds.