Tunka Valley Mission

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Welcome to our Tunka Valley mission!

Don has been leading mission trips to the Tunka valley in southern Siberia for ten years, and James joined him three years ago.

Our vision is to see new disciples made among the Buryat unreached people group and new churches planted in every village in this region.


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The Buryats are the largest indigenous people group in Siberia, around a 1/2 million. They are also located in Mongolia, China, and Uzbekistan. There are less than 2% believers.

They are a Mongolian people, descendants of Ghengis Khan. Their native beliefs are a mixture of Buddhism and Shamanism with a focus on worshipping regional spirits and paying tribute to them at shrines and temples.

Because of the extreme low temperatures of the Siberian winter climate, many Buryats fall prey to excessive alcohol abuse leading to early deaths resulting in broken marriages and homes. We love the Buryats, and we are committed to visit them every year in their homeland sharing encouragement and hope in Jesus Christ.

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Will you join us on a mission trip? Here’s what you can expect:

+ Daily prayer and Bible study with your mission team and trip leaders

+ Prayer walking local villages

+ Engaging Buryat Mongols in marketplaces

+ Visiting Buddhist & Animistic homes


We are praying and believing God for financial partners who will experience a call to generosity; to adopt our mission and joyfully support our trips.

To give online, please click the “Give” button below.

To send a check, please write checks to “Blazing Trees,” designate your gift to “Tunka Valley,” and mail your gifts to >

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Blazing Trees is a 501(c)(3) charity organization based in Nashville, TN that innovates mission resources and provides prayer, encouragement, and coaching to leaders and their teams scattered across the nations.

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