Beslan was born in the region of the Caucasus. He always knew that many other people lived in the mountains, but never cared much for who they were. That was true until he heard the Gospel!
The first time Beslan got interested in Jesus was when he read the New Testament in Russian. Much of what he read did not make a lot of sense. During his military service with the former USSR Red Army, he met Jesus.
In his own words, Beslan said; “I don’t remember what it was, if it was a dream or a vision, but I was taken to a place where I saw the end of times as it was written in the New Testament. When I came back from that vision or dream I was at the same place and I was afraid to move because I understood it was God’s presence there. I didn’t see Him, but I felt His presence in the air. I understood that he is a holy God and that I am very, very sinful. After that God opened my spiritual eyes, and I surrendered my life to follow Him.”
Beslan became a very effective communicator of the Gospel and he has helped start a couple of churches in the Caucasus. Now with the understanding that Jesus desires for all to come to salvation in Him, Beslan’s heart is overwhelmed with the challenge ahead.
This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of
God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and
to come to the knowledge
of the truth.
1 Timothy 2:3-4
You can help church planters like Beslan to reach over 8 million people living in the mountainous region of the Caucasus. There are 47 different ethnic peoples which presents an enormous challenge.