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[20 Jan 2018 | No Comment | ]
Looking back on 2017 and forward to 2018 by Nadia Stagneeva.

2017 was blessed and full of miracles! It began with our ministry in orphanages as we presented a play. 250 people come out and each received a Christmas gift from our church.
We also started 2017 with a Bible class for those who wanted to be involved in church ministry. My husband, Sergey, trained ten people, and they began serving in the church immediately after they graduated. Every year, our team grows, and it is a great blessing because we have two daughter churches and those church-plants are growing!
In April we …

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[27 Dec 2017 | No Comment | ]
Miracle Words by Rick Ives

2017 has been an amazing year for Russians Reaching Russians (RRR) as we see more new doors opening to us than ever before. This was abundantly evident during our recent trip. While in Kaliningrad, we met an Armenian Pastor named Stepan who has invited us back to do First Steps Discipleship training for his church. The people we went to Kaliningrad to train are also asking for us to go back.
In Saint Petersburg, we met the Head Bishop of all the Assemblies of God churches in Russia to plan future …

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[25 Nov 2017 | No Comment | ]
One church in two locations by Igor Sokolov

Saint Petersburg has a population of 7 million people and it continues to grow. Many move to Saint Petersburg trying to make it their home, and many consider themselves believers, but the reality is that only 0.5% are born-again Christians. Russian laws regulating and restricting freedom to preach the gospel have become stricter, compelling us to look for creative ways to preach the gospel and spread the kingdom of God in the face of repressive conditions. The great news is that people continue to come to the Lord.
Recently, we have …

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[28 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]
New Doors Opening:  by Denis Kozlov

As you read this article, would you consider a financial contribution to help Russians Reaching Russians (RRR) in this important work in Russia?
The New Testament speaks of Jesus as the One who “opens doors that no one will shut . . . .” (Rev. 3:7). Looking at political developments, one might think that doors of opportunity for the public proclamation of the gospel are closing on every side. It may be true in many instances, but the doors for ministry in Russia not only remain open, but the Lord continues …

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[20 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]
Report from Pastor Vladimir Osipov

I would like to share some news related to the partnership my church and missions school has with Russians Reaching Russians (RRR).
First, this summer, we graduated the 19th class of our missions school. The graduates were sent to a number of different regions throughout Russia to help churches and Christian rehabilitation centers for drug addicts, and some graduates were commissioned to go to Kaliningrad to reproduce the missions school in that region. Several ministers from our church have lain a foundation for such a school in Kaliningrad and we are …

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[26 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]
Belarus & First Steps  By Grant Edwards

When I first received an invitation to teach First Steps in Belarus, I thought, “Where is Belarus?”  After accepting the invitation to go to Belarus and telling people I was traveling to Belarus, I asked them, “Where is Belarus located.”  I quickly found that many Americans needed to review their geography as the answers were South Africa, Asia, next to Brazil and somewhere in Europe.
Answer: start at Russia and go east – Russia, Belarus, and then Poland.
I traveled to Belarus with my wife to teach First Steps the last week …

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[25 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]
Modern Day Book of Acts by Grant Edwards

In last month’s newsletter, we heard from Pastor Rick Ives, the founder of Russians Reaching Russians (RRR), as he shared a number of updates about his previous trip to Russia in May. This month, Pastor Grant Edwards shares some incredible stories from that same trip and they are reminiscent of the many accounts in the Book of Acts. God is a supernatural God, and we oftentimes relegate Him to logical categories that fit a materialist worldview. It is when we open our eyes and faith to God and His supernatural …

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[17 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]
Travel Journal updates from the recent trip by Rick Ives

Travel Journal updates from the recent trip
We just had a small team of three Americans return from a trip to Russia. The team consisted of Pastor Grant Edwards, Pastor Rick Ives and Rick’s wife and ministry partner Heather. It was a long, intense ministry trip with non-stop events and meetings with leaders every day for almost two weeks. Several times, Pastor Rick emailed short updates to us to let us know what’s was going on and how we could pray for them. These e-mails helped us to be in the loop and pray accordingly. Some of these e-mails are below and  I hope …

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[25 May 2017 | No Comment | ]
Restoration by Tatiana Korolkova

My name is Tatiana and I am 43. Approximately 10 years ago, I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior. I began reading my Bible and praying and was baptized. The sad part is, by this time, my relationship with several members of my family were mostly ruined due to my alcoholism, but God began healing and restoring these relationships.
Although I was saved, I had many questions for which I could not find answers. I could not understand why Christians stressed the importance of prayer, Bible reading, and being …

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[30 Mar 2017 | No Comment | ]
Update by Yan Volkov

Dear partners,
In this issue, Yan Volkov provides an overview of last year and his outlook for this year. Yan has an amazing testimony of how the Lord saved him in the early 1990s when he was a troubled young. Today, he is one of the most influential Christian ministers in Russia, operating a large prison ministry and Christian television ministry. We invested in Yan when he was just starting out, and, through our relationship, many doors are opening for RRR in Russia. I ask that you prayerfully consider donating …