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Hello world! My name is JayR and from the Philippines but currently living here in the beautiful city of Almaty, Kazakhstan. I've been here in Kazakhstan for three years now with my lovely wife who happened to be a Kazakh and with my two year old daughter. It was March 2016 when I finished my masters and September 2016 when I came to Kazakhstan to be a missionary here and with the help of our Korean family and brethren in the Philippines it made possible. As of now I am still having my student visa which I usually renew every year. It is my three years of studying Kazakh and Russian languages. We are still in supplication to work out for my residence visa so we can continue our ministry to the locals. Our life here with my family is by faith and His grace. The details of my story and mission is to be read in this site.

Amazing Grace: Mid-Year Prayer and Fasting

It has been six months after we had our yearly prayer and fasting last January and it is been four months of nationwide quarantine here in Kazakhstan since last March, nevertheless, with this worldwide challenge we are still praising God for His faithfulness to supply good health, strength, protection, and necessary things never cease.

But the Lord watches over all who honor him and trust his kindness
. – Psalm 33:18 (CEV)

The half-year of 2020 made incredible remarks, breakthroughs, and answered prayers. This first six months we saw how the Lord moved in the lives of His people and of the unbelievers, how he shaped every character to be more like Jesus and despite social distancing He brought everyone much closer like never before through technology. We found the importance of community presence and the needs of everyone’s prayer. This led someone to know that Jesus is only one who can save, heal and provide remedy in our physical and spiritual challenges.

And because we never stop believing that God so much more this year to show His mighty works on earth and here in Kazakhstan, we had our mid-year prayer and fasting last July 7 to 9 with the same theme, Amazing Grace. This Grace is what we believed will bring us through to 2021 with victory and much rejoicing because of many things He proved that He is to us.

We covered much everything if not all in prayer via zoom. On the first day we prayed for the government officials and citizens of Kazakhstan. The next day, we lifted up i prayer the campuses, universities and students that we are reaching out and targeting. Third day, we prayed for our church, church leaders, missionaries, members and the body of Christ.

It was Tuesday when we had our first-day mid-year prayer and fasting. We prayed for the government of Kazakhstan and its leaders. We lifted up in supplication president Tokayev and the former president who is recovering now after contacting CoVid19 at the same time the chairman of Ministry of Health who had the same case with the first president. Along with this, we prayed also for our local members who showed symptoms and became positive too, and to all Kazakhstanis.

The next day, Wednesday, we supplicated for the universities, colleges, and students that we are reaching out. This is really a challenge for us since every meeting must be virtual some could not afford to do so because of the weak signal in their villages, or constant interruption like logging. Thus, it is still in the constant prayer of us to have a good connection every time we meet them. Plus, we prayed that their eyes will be opened to see the need for a Saviour especially in times like this. If you want to know them and the story of how we met them and their journey with us, you can check their faces and profile on my Virtual Prayer Wall on the upper part menus.

On the last day, we prayed for the body of Christ, specifically our church here in Almaty, the leaders and members. We had some members and their family members back at home who had symptoms of this disease so prayed eagerly for them. We lifted also our missionaries all around the world to be safe and still faithfully do with wisdom the assignment given to us. We prayed for everyone whom we asked of prayer requests and even to them who were not but revealed to us to pray for.

Though, this prayer and fasting was over, we are still on our knees praying for everything that the Lord impresses to our hearts to pray for. We ask you do the same for us also. We are together in this journey of prayer and fasting until we bridge 2021.

We are grateful to have you partnering with us in this great mission here in Kazakhstan.

God bless you and your family!

Amazing Grace

We started 2020 with prayer and fasting because we believe in the power of it. Through prayer and fasting we believe there is breakthrough overall the people and things we pray for, all the more to ourselves. This year’s theme is about His Amazing Grace. His Grace that justifies, that invites, that sanctifies, that enriches, that is ever sufficient and that overcomes. Within a week of our prayer and fasting we talked about these topics and I believed it helped us to understand more of His Grace in our lives.

“For if, because of one man’s trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ…so that, as sin reigned in death, grace also might reign through righteousness leading to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 5:17,21

Within this week of prayer and fasting we prayed for this nation Kazakhstan – it’s families, economy, education, medical services, government and Christian churches here. We also prayed for other nations where are missionaries are present. We prayed for His provision for us here as we do His business of saving souls in the power of His Spirit. We prayed for the people who were in our list of prayer and fasting. We prayed for more opportunities to be opened here in Kazakhstan for the foreigners specially for the missionaries long term or short term.

For the passed days we see prayers have been answered and we are in faith that more of answered prayers we are going to receive. Above all these unfolding promises of God to us is His abounding Grace that keeps us to continue in the attitude of prayer, worship, devotion and fasting.

And as like every prayer and fasting we broke it with feasting!

I encourage you to continue praying with us for this nation; for the young people that we are reaching out; for every university that we are entering; for the government that constantly with changing laws/rules/regulations. Consider to join us in our prayer rally of “9:38 Challenge”. This challenge is praying for more missionaries to be sent all over the world, to the nations and tribes who haven’t yet hear the Good news of His saving Grace through Christ Jesus our Lord. You can pray with us by setting your alarm clock to nine thirty-eight in the morning or evening wherever you and whatever you are doing, just give a minute of more to pray that LORD of the harvest will send more laborers in His vineyard.

“…therefore pray earnestly to the LORD of the harvest to send out laborers o=into his harvest.” Matthew 9:38

I beseech you also brothers and sisters to considerably include in your prayer of being our partner in this mission here in Kazakhstan. You can be our prayer shield partner or ministry partner or both. Your prayers and help will do great things in expanding His Kingdom here in Kazakhstan. If it is in your heart to be our partner in prayer and benevolence feel free to leave your comment or contact me through my email:

Thank you for giving time to read this newsletter and for more faith news please have a tour of our blogs. Be encourage and pray for one another.

Christmas all around the world 2019

Kazakhs, Russians, Indians and Filipinos in one accord!

“So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please; and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.”

Isaiah 54:11

The Lord’s kindness is reaching many colors and languages in this city and He is still adding more to His Kingdom. Both young and old, students and professionals were gathered together to celebrate God’s goodness with us. Reached and the unreached in one accord to hear the message of His unfailing love showed through the birth of our Savior.

Christmas is not being practice here in Kazakhstan but since last year we use to have our party to gather every one not just to have fun but above all else for our contacts to have a chance to hear the love of God for them.

December 13, 2019 when we had our Nativity party with our Indian friends who are Hindus and Kazakh friends who are Muslims and atheists. At the end of the party we did not just enjoyed the night but felt that the Lord’s loving kindness were with us. It was felt in the room and was showed by believers inside. Therefore, Kazakh ladies whom we invited said that it was there first time to attend in such a party and they enjoyed it so much.

The only language that can be understood by the atheists, skeptics and agnostics is ACCEPTANCE rooted in Christ’s Love and that’s what they feel every time we meet them inside a building or outside a roof. We are happy in their consistency of meeting us and even joined us to this special day of our Lord.

This day is to be remembered with so much fun and harmony because of presence in us. Throughout the hours we spent the smile on everyone’s faces were cannot be hidden.

The party was ended with a blast of fun and dancing. We thank you those who prayed and continually support us to reach more locals and even international unbelievers in this city.

Gladness unspeakable!!!

We continually covet your prayer for us your missionaries here in this Muslim country where gospel is forbidden.

We request your earnest prayer for our deepest need of finding our own place of worship to be registered.

Add to your prayer that Lord will touch the locals that we are reaching out to open their hearts for the gospel and/or not to report us to the authorities which happened thrice already but His hand is not short to save His people for His name sake.

In addition also, please consider in your prayer according to the will of the Lord to be our prayer partner and/or our sponsor monetarily in reaching out more Kazakhs in this big city of Almaty, Kazakhstan.

We are one in this vision of world harvest! Thank you so much!

Blessings to you and your family!

A blessed Christmas and a unmerited coming New Year!

Hello world!


The literal meaning is the land of wanderers, people who wandered from one place to another for a land to call their own is now been found.

“This people I have formed for Myself; they shall declare My praise.” (Isaiah 43:21)

My name is JayR and from the Philippines and currently living in Almaty, Kazakhstan with my wife who is a local and with our daughter who is two years old now.

I was sent here to be a missionary back 2016 and now I am living here for three years having only my student visa which I always renew every year. But we are now in supplication of applying for my residence visa since I am married to my wife already for three years now.

This site will tell all the things we are doing here and I am praying that you will consider to include us in your prayers us we always remember all the faithful Christian missionaries all over the world. May you prayerfully consider also to support the ministry here in prayer or monetary.

Thanks for visiting my site!

Love from Kazakhstan,

JayR, Saltanat, Esther