My First Bible, a Bible storybook for children, has been published in many languages. One of the latest versions was published for the Shor people living in southern Siberia, Russia.
"The people in one region were very excited to receive My First Bible in the Shor and Russian languages," said Anna*, who represents a partner of OM EAST in that part of the world. “We pray that the Word of God will bring much fruit in the lives of children and adults who received it.”
OM EAST workers also pray for other projects for this people group, such as the oral Bibles story project and videos for kids, done by partners.
The Shors traditionally earn their living through gathering tea or mushrooms, farming, hunting, and stock raising. Some live in towns practicing other professions.
The team prays for God’s transformation and healing power to be at work among them, especially those struggling with alcoholism and depression.
The Shor’s dominant religion is a mix of animism and orthodox Christianity.
“We pray for the Shor Christians, who are still small in numbers,” said one team member. “We pray that they would boldly share their faith with their people. We pray that some of them would follow God’s call to serve as pastors and mission workers. Please, join us in prayer for the Shor people.”
Written by: Patrycja K., Photos: local partner in Siberia