Allow me to introduce myself. My name is John Sandager and I am so very pleased to join this ministry that has been serving Christ for over 30 years in the former Soviet Union and Central Asia.
After a 39-year career in law, I asked God to show me if there was something he would want me to do for the remaining productive years before me. He led me to Bible Mission Global (BMG), and I'm very grateful that He did.
As the United States Executive Director, it is my privilege to work with foundations, churches and individuals who are led to participate in an exciting and fruitful ministry. The opportunities to be involved prayerfully, financially, and personally are varied and exciting.
I just returned from a two-week trip to Kazakhstan and Tajikistan where I was so deeply moved and inspired to see what God is doing in the local churches with the support of BMG through people like you. We saw desperately needed food delivered to widows in remote villages, met with "house churches", visited Hope centers for orphans and widows, toured the Bible Training Center that disciples the new believers, and participated in a wonderful church service. Each one of those has stories and explanations that I will share with you, some now and more in each of my monthly reports.
Let me tell you about one girl who really touched my heart. She was living in a Hope Center in Tajikistan. That wonderful home for her was a drastic change from where she had come. Her uncle had rescued her from the Taliban/ISIS where she was being trained to be a suicide bomber at the tender age of nine years old. She came to us unable to speak and obviously very traumatized. What I saw, after she had been at the center for a few years, was a happy well-adjusted young girl who was well-dressed, well fed, and had hope once in her life. She had the love of Christ in her that just radiated from her face and presence.
Story after story, person after person, and prayer group after prayer group showed me what God is doing through Bible Mission Global, which would not be possible without the prayers and support of Christians in the United States.
I look forward to getting to know each of you as best I can, and hopefully in-person. Please feel free to contact me if I may be of any assistance or answer any question. I would love to visit you or your churches to share what God is doing in Central Asia.
Blessings to you all,
- John Sandager