Working with the established Christian organizations in each country, SMS began to support national workers who would organize and officiate over these outstanding projects. Approximately thirty-five missionaries are now supported through Slavic Missionary Service primarily as church planters in their respective cities and communities.
All must truly agree that a place recognized as a “House of Worship” is vital in each community for the fellowship of believers, as well as the furtherance of the Gospel. The ability to obtain property and build new churches in certain areas of the former Soviet Union has become increasingly difficult; therefore, it is extremely crucial to finish the construction of projects which already have been started.
Certain national missionaries of SMS are eager to complete their efforts, such as the project in Minsk, Belarus. Stanislav Bokun, SMS director of Belarus, has experienced pressure from the government to finish the church building within a year or the progress may be stopped. Slowly, missionaries in Rozhiche and Gomel, Belarus, as well as Lvov, Ukraine, also seek to complete their structures in order to serve the Lord more effectively in each area.