Anara Nessipbekova was born to Muslim parents, came to believe in Christ in 1997 in Kazakhstan, and was baptized in a Russian Baptist church. After experiencing much persecution from non-believing relatives and authorities, in December 2004, she heard God’s call to serve women in Kazakhstan.
From 2005-2010, Anara studied in Moldova and Kiev, Ukraine, and received a bachelor’s degree in social work. During that time, Anara and her husband held conferences in Moldova and later led weekly Bible studies for women in Ukraine. She also organized social projects for women in Eastern Europe, partnering with international organizations that serve women around the world.
Since 2010, Anara and her family have resided in the US, partnering with various organizations, leading conferences and seminars, fostering leadership networks among women, and developing new training modules for women in ministry. She is currently involved in projects fighting against slavery and domestic violence and cruelty, and also serves the women of Eastern Europe and Central Asia by helping them start small businesses. She also plans to open a center in Orlando, Florida, for equipping missionaries and helping those in ministry who are feeling burned out.