Chapel of Holy Spirit
Inclusive and Affirmative.
of 5.2 million. Data from the National Statistics Committee indicated the
following ethnic breakdown: Kyrgyz, 67 percent; Uzbeks, 14.2 percent; Russians,
10.3 percent; Dungans (ethnic Chinese Muslims), 1.1 percent; Uighurs (ethnic
Turkic Muslims), 1 percent; and other ethnicities, 6 percent.
Islam is the most
widely held faith. Official sources estimated that 80 percent of the population
is Muslim. Almost all the Muslims are Sunni; there are few Shi'a in the country
(approximately one thousand). According to recent official estimates, 11
percent of the population is Russian Orthodox, although some experts believe
the figure could be as low as 8 percent. The country has 44 Russian Orthodox
churches, 1 Russian Orthodox monastery for women, and 1 parochial school.
groups account for a very small percentage of the population. The Seventh-day
Adventist Church operates 30 churches throughout the country. The Roman
Catholics hold services in three churches, located in Jalalabad, Talas, and
Bishkek. The small Jewish community operates one synagogue in Bishkek, and it
organizes internal cultural studies and humanitarian services, chiefly food
assistance for the elderly and persons with disabilities regardless of faith.
One Buddhist temple serves the small Buddhist community. There are 12
registered Baha'i houses of worship. In addition, there are 240 registered
Protestant houses of worship. The Church of Jesus Christ is the country's
largest Protestant church with approximately 10 affiliates and an estimated 11
thousand members, of whom approximately 40 percent are ethnic Kyrgyz. Other
Protestant congregations include Baptists, Pentecostals, Lutherans,
nondenominational Protestants, Presbyterians, and Charismatics. There also are
syncretistic religious practices. There is no official estimate of the number
Islam is practiced
widely throughout the country in both urban and rural areas. Russian Orthodoxy
typically is concentrated in cities with a larger ethnic Russian population.
Other religious groups more commonly practice in the cities where their smaller
communities tend to be concentrated. There is a correlation between ethnicity
and religion; ethnic Kyrgyz are primarily Muslims, while ethnic Russians
usually belong to either the Russian Orthodox Church or one of the Protestant
denominations. However, some Christian pastors noted that the number of ethnic
Kyrgyz converts to Christianity grew significantly during the year covered by
this report. While there are no data available on active participation in formal
religious services, a significant number of Muslims and Russian Orthodox
adherents appear to be nominal believers and do not practice their faith
actively. Religious practice in the south of the country is more traditional
and devout than in other regions.
operate freely in the country. SARA has registered missionaries from all over
the world representing an estimated 20 religious groups and denominations.
According to SARA, since 1996 it has registered 1,133 missionaries, of whom 263
were Muslim and the rest represented other, mostly Christian, religious groups.
During the period covered by this report, there were 111 registered
missionaries, of whom 80 were Christian and 31 were Muslim.
As you may see
from the statistics all of Christian denominations are fundamentalist. So
according to statistics there are more than 1 million of Christians in
Kyrgyzstan and most of them live in cities. Bishkek is the capital of
Kyrgyzstan and has population of 1 million of people.
So if there are
20% of them are Christian and 6% is average of them are gay, lesbian, intersex
or just queer and doesn't fit in traditionalistic fundamentalist churches we
can reach 12000 of people who believe in God and need spiritual support.
Holy Spirit Inclusive Chapel is:
. A place where Christians from different churches pray together.
. A place where every Christian can be obedient to Christ's command to preach
. A place where anyone can come and receive spiritual and prayer support.
. A place where believers in Christ will be able to find their church.
. A place where parishioners can pray freely.
. A place where anyone can feel it necessary, without any prerequisites.
. Missionary field, where members of different (or a local) churches are
learning the skills of prayer, and where Christians are working together
. A place of spiritual care - focusing on prayer
The objectives of the chapel:
. In the chapel people pray according to the commandment of Christ for the
healing of physical and mental ailments, as well as for internal healing.
. Open to anyone who wants to turn to God in prayer for help in sickness,
adversity and difficult situations.
. Here everyone may receive the spiritual and prayer support
. All the glory belongs to God alone.
The vision of the chapel of Holy Spirit:
. Serve as a conduit for healing and God's love in the lives of the needy.
. To help people find Christ as their Savior.
. Behold the wonderful deeds of the Lord so that all glory belongs to God, and
that signs and wonders followed the believers (Mark 16).
. Christians from different churches work together in the chapel.
. To strengthen ordinary Christians to minister by healing love of Jesus.
. Chapel service provides:
. the message of salvation and healing;
. Word of God that heals
. Anointing, which strengthens the Word;
. Prayer and the release of those in need;
. joint activities of Christians
. People from different denominations and local churches serve together.
. a place where the prayer of Jesus "that they may be one" (John
17:11-12): I'm not the world, but they are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father! Keep them in Your name, those whom
thou hast given me, that they may be one as we are. When I was with them in the world, I kept
them in Your name those whom You gave Me I have kept, and none of them is lost
except the son of perdition, scripture might be fulfilled.
. Allows simple Christian to fulfill the commandment of Jesus (Mark 16:15-18)
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every
creature. Whoever believes and is
baptized shall be saved.
What's going on in the chapel? General principles of service
. Prior to the opening of the chapel for visitors there should be a preparation:
preparing rooms, check for bread, wine,
oil, and other things.
. Ministers gather for worship and prayer, and encouragement for each other /
. Then begins service to visitors.
. The time of prayer for each visitor or spiritual talk from 20 minutes to ...
(standard 20-30 min).
. The team leader tells the visitor about what is happening in prayer.
. The chapel has its own head.
Following the closure of the chapel to the public at 19.00, members get
together for prayer (duration 30 minutes), during which time they leave all the
burdens of Jesus, after which all the ministers can go home in peace.
To organize this
Chapel we will need at least 500 euro per month to rent an adequate house. We
can make a small reparement in that house as our own input. As we suppose as
soon as we start this chapel people will come there more often and will start
to give some donations. And we suppose in two years we will be able to maintain
the Chapel on these donations.
will be payment for municipal services nearly 100 euro per month, remuneration
to the ministers of the chapel 400 euro per month and others 100 euro per month
Total expenses per
month: 1100 euro per month for the first year.
On the second year
we hope to pay municipal services and other expenses from donations so monthly
expenses will be 900 euro.
So total expenses
for two years will be 24000 euros.