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[20 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]
First Hand Experience with Discipleship

For a number of years, RRR has been equipping churches in Russia with practical tools, and the primary tool we use is called First Steps Discipleship. We interviewed two teenage girls currently using First Steps and wanted to share their experience with you. As you read. please consider a financial contribution to RRR. Your financial gifts make this work possible.
Question: Is this your first experience discipling someone?
Sima: No, this is my second. The first time was not very successful, so this is my second attempt.
Xenia: This is the first …

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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 …

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[17 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]
Updates by Igor Sokolov

Last year, an anti-missionary law was passed in Russia and we are learning how to negotiate our way between proclaiming the gospel and inviting people to church. According to the new law, doing so is now illegal
One of the things we celebrate, however, is the deeper level of fellowship, partnership and coordination between the different churches in our city. We are joining forces to plan events and ministry together, and we will hold several collaborative conferences in 2017.
Mission work abroad is growing. In 2016, we sent two teams on …

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[21 Nov 2016 | No Comment | ]
Russia Today by Grant Edwards

I have been travelling frequently to Russia since 1992 – about 25 year. I have lost count of the actual number of trips, but would estimate about 40.
I am not an expert on Russian culture, economics, or politics. But I have a lot of observational experience of the Russian Protestant Church. I just arrived back from a trip to St. Petersburg where I was involved with ministry at five different churches, taught five conferences, and had numerous appointments with Russian church leaders.
Below are some notes …
The churches around St. …

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[14 Sep 2015 | No Comment | ]
Thoughts from Pastor Vitaly  Maksimuk

Recently, I had a long phone conversation with pastor Vitaly Maksimuk our partner and friend. He is a pastor in Siberia and also he plants churches all over the former Soviet Union and beyond. Vitaly shared that they recently ordained 12 new pastors to plant churches. Pairs of them were sent to six different places in Siberia to plant churches. They are praying for the Lord to raise up four more.
Another big step for the church is the purchase of land that will finally allow them to build their own church building. For over two decades they have been renting different venues. …

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[15 May 2015 | No Comment | ]
Bringing Hope to the Hopeless by Denis Kozlov

When we conduct short-term missions trips to Saint Petersburg, Russia, we try to make time to go the town of Pushkin–just outside Saint Petersburg–to visit our friend and partner, Vladimir Osipov, and minister at his church, rehabilitation center for drug addicts, and at his mission school.
Along with many familiar faces, we always meet new people seeking treatment. They vary in age and some can be rough looking. They come from all over the former Soviet Union seeking treatment at the rehabilitation center. They represent different stages of the Christian walk: Some are brand new believers, while …

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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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[20 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
Visit of Pastors Vitally and Nadezhda

Recently, Pastor Vitally visited Springfield, Ohio, and, although we only had a couple days together, we
bonded with him and his wife, Nadia. Their hearts were aching because of what is happening in Russia and
Ukraine, but, at the same time, they were joy-filled because they know the truth of the Gospel.
They shared childhood stories about the persecution their parents suffered under the Soviet Union, and
Nadia, with the tears in her eyes shared how, as a child, she was taken away from her family because they
were Christians and about her father’s many …

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[25 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]
Staying Focused in times of trouble by Denis Kozlov

We hear a great deal about Russia in the headlines these days. The information we hear is negative and
disturbing, and it looks like a new wave of turmoil and oppression is headed toward people living in Russia
and in the former satellite republics as political ambitions of the Russian president grow. The process of
stripping people of their freedoms has escalated in recent months, and the civil-war situation in Ukraine is a
horrible reality that many people in Russia and Ukraine are facing. Families being torn apart in both nations
and some Christians–unsure what …

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[27 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]
Joy in Volosovo  by Denis Kozlov

I was recently invited to minister at a small, young church outside of Saint Petersburg in a town called Volosovo, which holds a population of just 12,000.  This particular church could rightfully be considered a grandchild of Russians Reaching Russians (RRR) because RRR founder,  Rick Ives, trained a couple(Sergei and Nadia Stagneyev)  way back in the early 1990s, and they trained and planted this church just as they were taught.
Today, there are 50 believers that assemble together to pray, worship and hear from the Word of God. and they invited …