A Central Asian Mission

People International Canada is making a difference in the everyday lives of Central Asians, both believers and those who have yet to know Jesus as Lord.


We are committed and passionate about sharing the good news of the gospel through presenting Jesus Christ in a culturally sensitive manner. This involves learning Central Asian language and re-telling the biblical narrative in creative ways. Our goal is diverse and effective outreach.

Church Planting

PI’s vision is to see churches grow in every community. We support national-led church planting, and as necessary, pioneer new churches.

Discipleship & Leadership Development

Central Asia has a small but vibrant Church that is growing in the hostile environment of persecution. We are involved in supporting the Central Asian church by training leaders to teach from the Bible and develop Biblical leadership patterns, as well as developing areas of pastoral care and developing Christian character.

Bible Translation

People International workers are involved in translation teams throughout Central Asia, ensuring that the Bible is available in every language.


PI is committed to using various forms of media to reach local people. The gospel is being presented through various forms of technology and multimedia (satellite TV, mobile apps, short films).

Meeting Human Needs

We carry the biblical mandate to serve the poor and vulnerable. We help create employment and provide limited emergency relief to refugees.

December 1st is Giving Tuesday

This Giving Tuesday we would like to present two projects that we know will make a difference in the lives of Central Asians. 

Tablets for Syrian Refugee Children in Turkey

The Need

Five years ago when Syrian refugees flooded into Turkey a major need was to get the children into school. If their education suffers, then their future also suffers. 

Many local churches responded to this specific need — working hard to help parents, often the mothers who had fled on their own – to get their children registered in the local schools. They also helped them with school uniforms, books, pens, pencils etc.

And then Covid happened, and school was transferred online. Because many of these families did not have access to the necessary technology, this became  another obstacle.

A local charity in Turkey is now working to provide tablets to these children so that they might be able to thrive during their online learning. 

The Cost: $120 CAD per tablet

We would like to contribute 10 tablets ($1,200). Would you consider giving towards part of a tablet or perhaps all of one?

Fountain of Hope in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

  1.  Fountain of Life Day Center provides hot meals, showers, hairdresser, clothes, medical care (a doctor as well as first aid) 3 times a week. There is a washing machine at the center so the homeless can bring their clothes to be washed. The team also accompanies the homeless to hospitals, dentists, and rehabilitation centers as needed. 
  2. Hospice – Fountain of Life is setting up a hospice to provide a place for 5 or 6 terminally ill homeless, so that they can be cared for with love and compassion and in comfort as they live out their final days. 
  3. Street Work – Some of the Fountain of Life team go on the streets of Bishkek to give out food and dress the wounds of the homeless when necessary.

We would like to raise an additional $1400 to send to Fountain of Hope to encourage them, and to help them complete the hospice and provide for the daily needs of the Day Centre. 

Get Involved

Does knowing that Central Asia is one of the largest unreached regions in the world overwhelm you or challenge you to action?

There is a great need for prayer, resources and Christian workers. You can get involved with People International through prayer, financial support, or serving.

I want to participate in what God is doing in Central Asia!

Intern with us!

You can begin your journey to Central Asia with People International today. We would be happy to share with you how you can go serve either for a short term trip or a longer term ministry.

Interested in Long Term? Mid-Term (6mo-1yr.)? Short-Term? Take a few moments to fill out our online inquiry form and start the conversation today! »»


Give to our General Fund or support one of our workers

Scholarship Fund

Please consider celebrating our 40 years of ministry by partnering with us to help establish a scholarship fund to send the next generation to serve in greater Central Asia.  

Fountain of Hope

Fountain of Life, located in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, purposes is to provide holistic care (physical, emotional, spiritual) to the homeless of Bishkek.

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