Giving thanks with a grateful heart to each and every one of you who have prayed and supported this ministry. Your giving is not just about making a donation; it is about making a difference. God gave our founder, Elder Chia Shan Yang, a vision and passion late in life to bring God’s love to the dark corners of Central Asia. Because of your generosity, children, who had never heard of Jesus, now trust in the Savior who loves them. One of the few ways we can express our gratitude is by sharing their testimonies with you. May you be blessed knowing that your giving is having an everlasting impact in the lives of these students, their teachers and their families.
Proverbs 11:25 “The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed;
those who help others are helped.”
Here are more testimonies that we hope will touch your hearts.
God changed me!
Recently, going to school has become a very good place where I can go happily. But it was not always like this. Hello, my name is Kamilla, I’m a 7th grade student from the School of Blessing.
About two years ago, I hated my school. All of my classmates, teachers, and even the whole school became enemies. I did not understand anything from the school material, I did not believe in God, and I did not pray. And even if I prayed, it was only for my own benefit. Since then, I have changed a lot; and if you asked me, I would say that I am now completely different. I love my school, I became friends with classmates, and I also love my teachers. And here is why…
This summer I attended a school camp, which took place in the mountains. For the first time in my life, I left home for a long time. I was a little scared and thought that I would be bored at the camp because some teachers from our school worked in the camp. I could not even imagine what happened there! But everything changed in a short time at the camp. I learned to love and forgive, learned to believe in God! I began to communicate well with my mother, and although I know that many teenagers say that parents do not understand anything and cannot be trusted, I will not say that anymore. I can talk with my mother using the same language, and she will always support me. My relationships with classmates also improved. As I remember, we always treated each other badly, and there was no understanding among us, only disagreements.
And now I can get along very well with my teachers.
The camp changed me greatly. Now I like to go to school. In the classes on morality I can learn more about God. I really want my life to change in a good way.
God heard my prayer!
My name is Marina Rojina and I am 8 years old. I am a first-grade student at the Kara Balta Christian School. I do not live at home but I live at the orphanage. I learned about God here and it strengthened my faith. Recently, I witnessed how God cares, heals and helps people. On weekends, I am able to go home. I visit my grandparents and my sister and her husband. On one weekend, my grandfather had to get to the roof. While he was going upstairs, one of the crossbars on the stairs suddenly broke. As a result, my grandfather fell down and broke his arm. I was worried about him very much, so I went to a room and prayed hard about his health. The next day, I had to go back to the orphanage and would not know how my grandfather was doing. After three days passed, my sister finally called me and told me that my grandfather’s arm is well. I was so happy and glad to hear this good news.
Thank you God for answering our prayers!
God’s call in my life
My name is Natalia Anilova and I have been teaching first grade students at the School of Blessing since 2015. I came to know the Lord at the age of 12, and since then, God has led me through life, helped me to avoid mistakes, and supported me in the ministry. From the age of 16, I have been working with children, I graduated from a university, and I see my calling/mission in working with children.In my current class, there are 17 students from different ethnic backgrounds: Kyrgyz, Uzbeks, and Dungan. I am very glad that in this school I can tell them about God and share the good news of salvation. Parents are always invited to Christmas and Easter events, during which, the gospel is shared with everyone. I see that our school is a blessing to others. Every morning we have a teacher’s devotion time. God willingly responds to our needs. At the end of our devotion, we all pray and prayer has been our source of encouragement and direction. Compared to other schools, I can see high moral qualities in our children’s spirit because our children can know who God is and learn to turn to him while they are young. I have a burden for the lost, and I continue to pray for those who still don’t know the Lord in a personal way. I really hope that all children and teachers from our school will get to know God as their personal Savior.
Elder Yang's Plaque
With greatest thanks to our founder
Who worked with faith, hope and love.
On November 21, 2019 the IUCA hosted the grand opening of the memorial plaque to the founder of the International University of Central Asia Mr. Chia Shan Yang. The opening ceremony was attended by the top management of the university, representatives of the MCCF and, of course, students.
IUCA President John Rosslyn Clark during his speech noted that Mr. Yang has done a lot for IUCA and for Tokmok town. During his stay in Kyrgyzstan, he attracted and invested millions of dollars in the system of education and upbringing of children.
Mr. Yang has been an honorary citizen of Tokmok city since 2004. He was awarded the anniversary medal of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic. With his assistance the cities of Tokmok and Rockford, Illinois, the United States signed a twinning agreement.
Prayers and Requests
In the summer of 2017, we started a partnership with Global Life Enrichment Center (GLEC) from Irvine, California, to help financially support and oversee one of our schools - International University of Central Asia (IUCA). GLEC has successfully begun overseeing the university this summer.
We are very happy that IUCA is going to flourish and grow, but we still need to continue funding our secondary schools and the orphanage. With your support, MCCF will be able to fix, replace and purchase items to improve the quality of the schools that the students are attending. This winter, we need to prepare our schools for the upcoming cold weather. Please consider donating above and beyond your normal giving to ensure that our students will have heat in their classrooms. We do not want our 1400 students and 300 staff members to be without heat or a school due to lack of funds. Your support ensures our schools to stay open, and the love of Christ is shared. We will appreciate it if you can continue supporting us into 2020 so we can make our schools even better. We cannot do it without you. Thank you for your partnership and generous support.
May God richly bless you and your loved ones this holiday season! (As a reminder, please send your year-end donations postmarked on or before December 31st to get a receipt for any 2019 US tax deductions.)