Helping you to fulfill God's command to make disciples in ESTONIA
Hi, I'm Vladimir. It's a pleasure to meet you!
My wife Debbie and I are serving as church-planting missionaries in Estonia. Our goal: to inform you of our ministry in Tartu, and to challenge you to do more for the cause of Christ by inspiring you to Pray for the Estonian people to come to the saving knowledge of Christ, sacrificially Give and Surrender to full time ministry.
Our VISION to reach Estonia for Christ:
The Local Church is the answer, so we are prioritizing planting churches in strategic areas (such as large cities and county seats). By God's grace we are diligently praying for 10 more churches in our region within next 10 years.
As I mentioned above we need more local Baptist churches. However, before a church can be planted, there needs to be qualified and experienced church planters, pastors, Christian leaders, youth workers, etc. to do the work of the ministry. Thanks to you, these men and women are trained through godly biblical teaching and rigorous "hands on" internships in local churches. We aim to multiply our ministry expertise and the burden for Estonian people in national leaders.
Of course, all of the above is not the end goal in and of itself. The heart of our ministry is evangelism. In a country, such as Estonia, it is not difficult to find people who need the Lord. However, reaching them is not easy. At times, there are great cultural and religious barriers to cross as well as general reluctance to make a spiritual decision. Thanks to your fervent prayers, God can open many doors to public schools, orphanages, hospitals and other areas where people are open to the Gospel!
Because in the end, ministry is people.
Maria started coming to the meetings for Moms with special needs kids that were led by my wife. She appreciated the encouragement and support she received not only from moms, but also from members of the church. Of course, she heard the Gospel and soon she gave her heart to the Lord.
Maria - Mom of a child with special needs
Fedor had been a rascal. Growing up without a good influence from his dad, Fedor had his fair share of trouble, including drugs, prison, and nearly dying once. Then, at the age of 28, the Lord redeemed him. After getting saved, Fedor spent a year in a rehabilitation center at a Baptist church in Omsk, which served to disciple him, strengthen his faith, and transform him into a soul-winner.
Fedor - Ministry Student
Roma grew up without a mom or a dad. Imagine his joy when someone from the church introduced him to Jesus and Roma learned just how much he is truly loved! Since then, he comes to every service and sings specials that touch people's hearts. Even though he has a disability, he doesn't let it stop him from serving the Lord!
Roma - God's very special son
planting local churches is the heartbeat of our ministry
... likewise, we are extremely focused on community involvement
serving people with special needs and their families
We have supported the Lukyanovs for many years, and will continue to do so, because they are diligent in the work of church planting, winning the lost, baptising, and teaching disciples.
They work harder than most, and always with an excited joyful spirit. I have not seen any indication of them compromising and caving to current culture demands like many have.
William Rench - Pastor
Calvary Baptist Church
For Vladimir, there was no language barrier or cultural barrier which is tremendous advantage to a missionary.
If you are desirous to fulfill the Great Commission, then you need to have a family like the Lukyanovs ministering to the people who live in the "uttermost part of the earth."
I heartily recommend them as awesome ambassadors of the Gospel. Without a doubt, supporting this veteran missionary family would be a wise investment of your missionary resources.
Ron Williams - Pastor
Palmetto Avenue Baptist Church
I believe they have a character that is above reproach and God honoring. They work hard and have a heart to win people to Christ and disciple them.
I believe they are genuine servants of the Lord. They are ready and willing to do God’s will, God’s way.
What stands out to us is their obedience to the Lord and their faithful efforts despite set backs they keep keeping on.
Keith Taylor - Pastor
Southside Baptist Church
The Lukyanovs minister in the bitter cold of Siberia, Russia, but they are faithful in personal soul-winning despite the frigid temperatures. If you follow their ministry, it is clear that they have a passion for souls and a desire to disciple those who turn to Christ.
When I think of the Lukyanovs, I think of faithfulness and boldness in spite of obstacles and hardships that stand in their way.
Eric McConnell - Pastor
Suncoast Baptist Church
Port Charlotte, FL
The Lukyanovs have exemplified servant leadership from the very first days of their ministry in Siberia. I have enjoyed reading the reports of extraordinary efforts on their part to share the love of Christ with their community. Honestly, the Lord has used their testimonies of service to spur me to greater service in my own Ministry.
While brother Vladimir refuses to compromise from the truths of God's word, he has a very forward-thinking approach to sharing the Gospel. I can imagine he spends plenty of time just planning, preparing and praying for God's leadership in his ministry.
Character traits that I would describe of Vladimir Lukyanov would be faithfulness, firmness, ingenuity and approachability. I can truly say his prayer letters are ones that I look forward to each month because I know they will contain record of a new Outreach effort or a new church event.
I would not hesitate to allow brother Vladimir to preach in my Pulpit anytime. He is a trustworthy student of God's Word and has full control of the English language. His fellowship and friendship are blessings of God.