Mission Eurasia (formerly Russian Ministries)

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Mission Eurasia trains, equips, and mobilizes national Christian leaders throughout Eurasia and Israel who are engaging in evangelism, church-planting, holistic ministries, and church growth to transform their countries for Christ.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Mission Eurasia
P.O. Box 496
Wheaton, IL 60187

Website: www.missioneurasia.org

Phone: (630) 462-1739

Email: info@missioneurasia.org

Organization details

EIN: 351835273

CEO/President: Mr. Sergey Rakhuba

Chairman: Mr. Wayne Shepherd

Board size: 11

Founder: Rev. Peter Deyneka, Jr.

Year founded: 1991

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 09/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1993


Mission Eurasia focuses the gifts and energies of the global church on training and mobilizing young national Christian leaders in the countries of Eurasia and Israel. By providing strategic training, ministry experience, and a biblical foundation to our leaders, we are investing in the Next Generation of the church and equipping thousands of young men and women for a lifetime of impactful Christian witness and service through the projects below.

Mission Eurasia works in 13 countries of the former Soviet Union, the region now called Eurasia. We also work in Israel due to the large Russian-speaking population that emigrated to Israel from the former Soviet Union. In each country where we work, we are training and mobilizing in-country Christian leaders to transform their nations for Christ!

Our vision is to evangelize, train, equip, and mobilize the Next Generation in the countries of Eurasia and Israel to lead the church in transforming their nations for Christ.

Mission statement

Mission Eurasia's mission is to train, equip, and mobilize Christian leadership throughout Eurasia, who will engage in indigenous evangelism, church-planting, holistic ministries, and church growth by developing creative and strategic ministries and by facilitating partnerships between nationals and Western Christians.

Statement of faith

Mission Eurasia uses the following to express its Statement of Faith:

1. We believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament as verbally inspired by God and inerrant in the original writings, and that they are of supreme and final authority in faith and life.

2. We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

3. We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary and is true God and true man.

4. We believe that man was created in the image of God; that he sinned, and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death which is separation from God; and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature, and in the case of those who reach moral responsibility, become sinners in thought, word and deed.

5. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice; and that all who believe in Him are justified by His shed blood.

6. We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into heaven, and in His present life there for us as a High Priest and Advocate.

7. We believe in that "blessed hope," the personal return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

8. We believe that the church, the body of Christ, consists only of those who are born again, who are baptized by the Holy Spirit into Christ at the time of regeneration, for whom He now makes intercession in heaven and for whom He will come again.

9. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting, conscious punishment of the lost.

10. We believe the primary responsibility of all who are saved is to work toward the fulfillment of the Great Commission. All worldly and personal ambitions should be subordinated to that supreme command of making disciples. We believe that human betterment and social justice are essential products of the gospel.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating706 of 94078 of 105
Fund acquisition rating589 of 94265 of 105
Resource allocation rating629 of 94274 of 105
Asset utilization rating568 of 94062 of 105

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$6,210$3,008$1,508$47,599$147,102
Short-term investments$65,981$220,974$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,532,471$2,037,508$1,576,607$1,806,061$1,683,195
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,269,869$895,239$934,129$961,472$883,330
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$1,269,869$895,239$934,129$961,472$883,330
Total assets$3,802,340$2,932,747$2,510,736$2,767,533$2,566,525
Payables and accrued expenses$95,655$111,481$122,677$150,821$162,126
Other current liabilities$0$5,472$5,702$5,962$6,250
Total current liabilities$95,655$116,953$128,379$156,783$168,376
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$121,848$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$217,503$116,953$128,379$156,783$168,376
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$3,350,150$2,528,223$2,303,517$2,496,599$2,236,835
With donor restrictions$234,687$287,571$78,840$114,151$161,314
Net assets$3,584,837$2,815,794$2,382,357$2,610,750$2,398,149
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$4,904,810$4,789,263$5,762,652$4,452,244$5,825,846
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$11,254$26,300$11,112$4,951($5,451)
Other revenue$58,096$56,761$56,907$55,103$255,798
Total other revenue$69,350$83,061$68,019$60,054$250,347
Total revenue$4,974,160$4,872,324$5,830,671$4,512,298$6,076,193
Program services$3,323,520$3,648,617$5,163,740$3,474,205$4,780,007
Management and general$526,827$475,107$580,473$536,997$467,510
Total expenses$4,205,117$4,438,887$6,059,064$4,299,697$5,464,019
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$769,043$433,437($228,393)$212,601$612,174
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$769,043$433,437($228,393)$212,601$612,174


Sergey RakhubaPresident$173,119
Diane KnoppCFO/Assistant Secretary$78,391

Compensation data as of: 9/30/2020

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.

The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 8/16/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


Mission Eurasia (formerly called Peter Deyneka Russian Ministries) was founded in 1991 just after the collapse of the Soviet Union by Reverend Peter and Anita Deyneka to react quickly and decisively to new opportunities for evangelism and church-planting in this former communist empire.

Today, under the leadership of Sergey Rakhuba, Mission Eurasia and its in-country affiliate Mission Eurasia Field Ministries work in 13 countries of Eurasia and Israel to train, equip, and mobilize the Next Generation of Christian leaders to transform their nations for Christ through strategic, holistic ministry.

Program accomplishments

    • Created an infrastructure that has facilitated church-planting and locally based educational programs for Christian leaders.
    • Since 2004, we have used School Without Walls to train and equip more than 23,000 national leaders, who have reached more than 7.4 million people with the gospel.
    • In 2015-2016, we used our Next Generation Professional Leaders Initiative to host 30 training events for 7,185 young Christian professionals in Eurasia.
    • In 2014, we distributed more than 730,000 Scripture pieces during the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.
    • In 2015-2016, we distributed more than 1.8 million copies of specially designed Scripture pieces throughout Eurasia.
    • In April 2015, we partnered with BMS World Mission to host the London Consultation: Christian Solidarity, Religious Freedom, and Humanitarian Compassion in a Time of Crisis, during which scholars, denominational leaders from Ukraine and Russia, media representatives, and human rights leaders from many European countries discussed how to respond to the crisis in Ukraine.
    • In 2014, in response to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, we created our "I Care" Refugee Assistance Program, through which we have distributed more than 1.2 million copies of Scripture and shipped 52, 40' containers of rice meals, clothing, wheelchairs, and other household goods for those in need.
    • In 2014-2016, we reached more than 231,000 children with the gospel through summer Bible camps and our Gift of Hope Christmas outreach.