Where We Serve

Our organization works across several different countries in Europe, particularly in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

You can read about several of the countries we are particularly involved with in the sections below.

 

Ukraine

Ukraine is a country of approximately 46.7 million with the capital city of Kiev having approximately 3.2 million (metro area). Per capita income is only $1,040 with large unemployment and rampant corruption.  The political situation remains unpredictable.  The number of Evangelicals (including Pentecostal/Charismatics) represents 4.4% of the population.  MTEE is filling the need for good theological training with 55 Bible Colleges, a number of masters programs, and a doctoral program.

 

Russia

Russia is the world’s largest country extending across 11 time zones.  The population is approximately 142 million.  The capital city, Moscow, has 10.6 million people.  Russia is experiencing negative population growth.  It is estimated that in the next 50 years Russia will lose 30 million in population.  Per capita income is about $2,680, but 75% of the people are worse off now than they were under communism.  The hopes of spiritual renewal of the early 1990s have been dashed as a result of the failure of both political and church leadership.  Evangelicals (including Pentecostals/Charismatics) represent 1% of the population.  As this statistic shows, Evangelical Christianity has not gained a firm foothold in Russia.  Much work remains to be done.

 

Bulgaria

Bulgaria is a small nation of approximately 7 million people that is found bordering with Greece, Macedonia, Romania, Turkey, and Yugoslavia. A look at current statistics show us that Bulgaria is experiencing negative population growth as many move to other counties seeking better employment. Approximately 50% of the population lives below the poverty level and unemployment is 11.4% (although some say it is much higher) and average per capita income is $1,170.  Essential economic reform was begun in 1997.  Bulgaria became part of the EU in 2007. Major reforms have been made in preparation for membership both in the Bulgarian infrastructure and political policies (including changes in religious laws). One of the biggest hindrances to final acceptance into the EU is corruption. Bulgaria is considered to be primarily Greek Orthodox in its religious practices. Evangelicals (including Pentecostal/Charismatics) are 3.8% of the population.

 

Moldova

Moldova is a country of approximately 4.4 million people and considered the poorest country in Europe. Unemployment is around 8% with over 80% of the population considered to be under the (world’s standard) poverty line.  Yearly per capita income is $385.  In 1998, Russia experienced a major financial crisis that severely affected Moldova’s economy which relies on Russia for over 60% of its foreign trade.  Due to the sharp economic downturn that ensued, more than 25% of Moldova’s workforce left to be employed abroad. Evangelicals (including Pentecostal/Charismatics) represent 5% of the population.

 

The United States

The United States of America is a constitutional federal republic composed of 50 states.  Its area is 3,796,742 square miles. The capital of USA is Washington, D.C. with a population of approximately 7,062 million people. Every state has its own capital. The population of America is 324,532,000 people.

The United States celebrates its independence from Great Britain on July 4 since 1776.

The economy of the U.S. is the most powerful in the world. Its currency is used all over the world. 

The U.S. currently has the fifth largest population of native Spanish speakers in the world behind Colombia, Argentina, Spain, and Mexico.

Religious situation is that the Christian population is the biggest in US – 70.7% (Protestants – 46.6%, Catholics –20.8%, others – 3.3%), Non-Christian faith – 5.9%, Unaffiliated – 22.8%, don’t know/refused – 0.6%.

MTEE is international in scope, and based out of the United States. In addition to what we are doing in Eastern Europe, we are reaching out to Slavic speaking communities in developing a Slavic University. Building on the base of trained leaders we have developed in Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, and in other nations; we aim to address and enhance leadership, education and competence in various ministries to develop pastors and leaders in the United States, Canada and Brazil. We have begun our first cooperative program in Portland, Oregon and expect to add many more learning centers for the advancement of Theological training that is practical, systematic, and Biblical.