In many ways, this country remains firmly embedded in its communist past.
Although governed by a Prime Minister, many soviet ideals (especially those relating to religion) persist today. Strict laws make it nearly impossible to register a congregation that can meet freely and without persecution. Despite these challenges, Pr. Valery Hryhoryk formed Belarus Lutheran Missionary Fellowship (BLMF) as a way to actively reach children, youth and families with the Gospel. Included in the many outreach activities of BLMF are: children’s camps, theological seminars, community care ministries, Christian book publishing and distribution, and a remarkable music ministry that engages the public through “spiritual songs” that point directly to the Grace, Mercy, and Love of Jesus Christ.View Opportunities
SON’s Work in Belarus
Connecting BLMF to the Global Family
Due to their unregistered status, SON Network is unable to take mission teams to Belarus. However, we continue to connect BLMF, under the leadership of SON ministry partner Pastor Valery Hryhoryk, with other ministries throughout North America and Europe. BLMF also participates in SON Regional Learning Center training for pastors and ministry workers.