Siberia is a frigid place in more ways than one, where the government, and even the people tend to be wary towards the God of the Bible. Set in this environment, a minority group called the “Chon” people* encounter God against all odds. These native people are distinct from the Russian majority with their own language and culture, and although the Bible was available in Russian it didn’t change their hearts; not until two things happened. God’s Word was translated into their own minority language and then some Christians taught the Bible clearly from beginning to end so that they finally understood what it was about.
Before, the Chon people thought Christianity was a religion for foreigners, but now many have come to know Jesus as their own Saviour. Not surprisingly, their own people now view the Christians as traitors for following a ‘foreign’ God. The Chon believers yearn for their own people to hear the Story of the Bible in their language so they will realise it is a message for them, too. Not a Foreign God depicts the story of the Chon people and their journey to freedom and faith in God as their Father, no longer foreigners but part of the family of God.
* – pseudonym used for security reasons