Mira and Sasha Zivanov serve among the immigrant community in and around St. Louis, Missouri, predominantly working with refugees from the former Yugoslavia, which includes the countries of Bosnia, Serbia, and Croatia. Originally from Yugoslavia, Mira and Sasha are uniquely able to minister to this population that comes to St. Louis with next to nothing. Partnering with Kirkwood Baptist Church and other local churches, the Zivanovs seek to provide outreach ministries that meet the needs of refugee families that have lost much to years of violence, conflict, and hardship but have arrived in the United States with hope. The Zivanovs cultivate beloved community through a weekly food pantry. They bear witness to Jesus Christ through friendship and an enduring pastoral presence among Roma and other immigrant families. They also seek transformational development through a tutoring program that leads to changes in the lives of young Roma, other students, and their families.
Prayer Focus - Thank God for Mira and Sasha as they work hard to create a community for refugees, helping them once again feel security, stability, and peace. Pray for the immigrants and refugee families to find a home in America. Help us to find ways to help others in our community feel like they have a place to belong to.
Learn more: www.cbf.net/zivanov
Season of Prayer for North American Missions
During the pandemic, our missionaries display great courage and vision to persist – and even thrive – amid great challenges. When needs in local communities arise, these missionaries step up to bring material help and eternal hope by the grace and power of God. Lives are changed, and you are a significant part of that when you pray and give. Thank you! As our missionaries change course, innovate, and share the gospel, please continue to help them move the mission forward. WMU encourages you to use the Prayer Guides for North American Missions during your personal prayer time and to give to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering and the Offering for Global Missions. Our goal is $20,000. Annie Armstrong Prayer Guide or Global Missions Prayer Guide