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[22 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]
Reflections by Sheila Noel

When Rick and Heather Ives visited our church last May, Rick mentioned that they were headed to Russia in November. I asked for details and the rest, as they say, is history. My friend Brenda and I began our quest to go on a missions trip to Russia with the ministry of Russian Reaching Russians (RRR).
We weren’t sure what to expect. Neither of us had been on a mission trip nor had either of us been to Russia. We were excited and nervous yet confident that our Lord would use …

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[20 Jun 2016 | No Comment | ]
White Nights in Siberia! by Rick Ives

I recently returned from two weeks in Russia, spending time in both Saint Petersburg and Novosibirsk, which is the third largest city in Russia with a population that exceeds one million.
In spite of what we often hear about Siberia, I saw no prisons, the weather was 75-80 degrees and beautiful, and the sun shone for almost 20 hours per day (White Nights). Though the weather in Saint Petersburg and Novosibirsk was beautiful, even more beautiful was the work of the Lord we witnessed and conducted.
RRR is celebrating 25 years in …

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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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[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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[28 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]
Coincidence? Yeah, right! By Denis Kozlov

As usual, I accompanied my American friends when they came to Russia. My job is to interpret and make sure they have everything they need (hotels, interpreters, transportation). Serving a
very diverse group of Christians can be tiring and challenging at times, but also rewarding. The Lord has been faithful to bless each trip and gives us evidence we are doing His will.

This winter’s trip was outstanding and abounding in the blessings of the Lord. It was a joy to have a team of prayer warriors with willing hearts to …

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[17 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]
We Greet You With The Birth Of Christ by Rick Ives

Merry Christmas to you all, or, as we say in Russia – S DNIOM ROZHDENYA EESOOSA CHRISTA (I GREET YOU WITH THE BIRTH OF CHRIST).
We had a team recently return from Russia, which included my wife Heather. I stayed home and took my daughter Anastasia hiking for a week in the hills of Kentucky. We had a wonderful time. So did Heather and the team of 11 who were in Russia.
We hope you enjoy the photo enclosed of the Ives’ family. We have been sending these photos each year since …

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[9 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]
Today’s Prodigal Son’s Story by Denis Kozlov

One year ago, an American supporter of RRR introduced a biblical counseling and discipleship program to some of our Russian churches. In one of my previous articles, I conveyed how this material personally ministered to me and my family. Shortly thereafter, I began using it to help a number of people here in Russia, and I joyfully report to you that this ministry has had great impact on many Russians.
One RRR leader, Pastor Vladimir Osipov, was deeply touched by this program as well. In fact, he decided …

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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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[3 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]
Сhurch in transition (by Denis Kozlov)

Church in Transition:

I recently visited Pastor Igor Sokolov, one of RRR’s leaders, to see how he and his church, Harvest Church, were doing.  During our time together, he told me how he completely changed the way the church conducts itself.As many of you know, most Russian Churches do not have a facility of their own where they can host activities. They typically rent a place to meet for the main services, which can be two or three times per week. So, the hope of most pastors and churches is …