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[16 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
Friendly Stranger from Facebook by Denis Kozlov

Several months ago, when checking my Face Book account, I began noticing comments under my posts from a man that I did not recognize. His comments were positive and friendly, so
I went to his page hoping to understand how I might know him. Though I did not recognize him, I noticed we had some friends in common, but I still could not place him. I decided to write him directly to ask him to refresh my memory about how we met. It turned out that we never met in person. He stated …

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[15 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]
Recent trip to Siberia by Rick Ives and Denis Kozlov

Early Christmas in Siberia by Rick Ives
As I write this article, we are rapidly approaching Christmas 2014.  Just few weeks ago, I was near the Chinese border in southern Siberia ministering in the city of Novokuznetsk (New Blacksmith). This city, with a population exceeding 5000,000, is a heavily industrialized and polluted city built during Stalin’s mad race to bring Russia into the industrial world. It already looks like Christmas there–snow and ice everywhere–in early November! Though it was frigid, the Christians we met were warm and wildly in love with …

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[30 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]
God’s favor in the midst of troubles (by Denis Kozlov)

Igor Sokolov is one of our key leaders and pastors in Russia and is well known in our Christian circles as a good teacher. He is also one of the official representatives of John Maxwell in Russia, and was instrumental in introducing the concept of cell-based churches in late 1990s.
About ten years ago, Igor had a vision to start a Christian school where children are taught math and science while being immersed in a wholesome atmosphere created by Christian teachers. As well, the curriculum was designed to nurture …

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[29 May 2013 | No Comment | ]
Brief Update by Denis Kozlov

In January we had a small team of ministers from the US coming to Russia and holding two seminars on practical biblical discipleship and counseling in two different churches. Also, we had a strategic meetings with some of the key Christian leaders here to pray, talk and plan for a long term development of biblical counseling and discipleship center in Russia that would be able to help individuals and couples and train both laymen and ministers to equip them with the skills, principles and materials to operate effectively in counseling …

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[4 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]
How Great is Our God by Lauren Gingrich

Going to Russia was my first missions’ trip out of the states and for my first trip out of the United States I could not have asked for a better trip!! Russia was an answer to prayers. Before I went on the trip I was extremely nervous and had no idea what to expect. I told myself that I was not going to go on this trip with an agenda that I was going to go and just see how God wanted to use me. My only goal was to experience all I could …

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[25 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]
Gratitude From Russia by Grant Edwards

I am grateful to be the pastor of Fellowship*! I love my job, to be able to preach, and being sent by this church on short-term mission trips. I was in Russia recently and as I worked with the pastors there my gratitude increased for my ministry in America. The Russian churches have access to a meeting space for two hours a week. Can you imagine being able to use our building for only “two hours” a week? That would mean no week day programs; no space for funeral or …

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[21 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
Little Did I Know by Denis Kozlov

LITTLE DID I KNOW
I met Rick Ives in 1994. In 1995 I felt God was telling me that I was supposed to help this missionary but I didn’t know how to approach it. Soon after, Rick announced that he would be moving back to the USA leaving the work behind  and passing it to the leaders that he rained.  Since I wasn’t one of them, I thought I had missed the opportunity to do what God was leading me and telling me to do.  I thought my work with RRR would be a nice …

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[1 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
A 20 YEAR MIRACLE-CIRCLE by Rick Ives

Greetings friends of Russians Reaching Russians!
In this special edition of the RRR newsletter you will find a 20-year announcement card inviting you to celebrate the 20-year anniversary of our work in Russia—THE World’s GREATEST MISSIONS FIELD! Thank you for praying for us, giving to us, going with us, and partnering with us in this great adventure for the Lord and the Russian people!
Many of you may not know that this ministry exists because of Israel! Really! In November of 1991, when I was a new youth pastor and just starting …

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[16 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
New ambassadors for Christ

There is a group of new students in the Mission school run by Pastor Vladimir Osipov in the city of Pushkin. Most of these guys were saved and delivered from drug-addiction. They have gone through the rehabilitation program at the rehab center. Now they want to
return to their home towns and serve God in helping other drug addicts and other people whose life was ruined by sin. Please pray for this group to be faithful to the end and fulfill their dream to become Christ’s ambassadors
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[19 Mar 2011 | No Comment | ]
20th Anniversary of Russians Reaching Russians (by Grant Edwards)

Rick and Heather Ives began their ministry in Russia during the spring of 1992. When they first entered Russia there were few Christians – so they held crusades. Realizing there were no pastors – Rick and Heather started a Bible College and trained pastors. After reaching Russians then training Russians as pastors, they realized there were no churches – so they planted churches.
Russians Reaching Russians has always focused on helping Russians reach their own country. Through the years Russians Reaching Russians has planted over 60 churches, witnessed tens of thousands …