Kazakhstan

  •  Country Summary
  • Since 1991, communist repression of religion in Kazakhstan under the Soviet Union has given way to greater religious tolerance. In 1993, the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod began work in Kazakhstan and has since established the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kazakhstan.

    In 1995, the LCMS began support of ELC mercy work with a grant that provided health services for those living in a fishing village. Through these kinds of relationships, built from LCMS projects, LWML grants and partnerships with other LCMS ministries, many doors have been opened to witness to the Lord’s great love through acts of mercy.

    Currently, LCMS support of the ELC includes:

    • New Ministry Starts
    • Conference and Worship Facilities
    • Handicap Institutional Reform
    • Christian Resource Materials (LCMS provides expertise and funding for the translation, printing and distribution of Lutheran materials in English, Russian and Kazakh)
    • Support of LCMS Personnel

    Other LCMS partners in Kazakhstan have included: Bethesda Lutheran Communities, Concordia Mission Society, Lutheran Heritage Foundation, Lutheran Hour Ministries, LWML, MOST Ministries, and Orphan Grain Train.

    The ELC is presently comprised of six congregations, seven ordained pastors, numerous small groups and various individual men and women who are receiving training in Lutheran doctrine and worship.

     

  •  Contact Information
  • Field Office Address:
    Evangelic Lutheran Ministry
    Republic Of Kazakhstan
    480091 Almaty
    Kazibek Bl 78

    National Church:
    Evangelical Lutheran Center/Synod
    Republic Of Kazakhstan
    480091 Almaty
    Kazibek Bl 78

     

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