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[20 Oct 2016 | No Comment | ]
Thank You For Bringing First Steps to Russia by Marina Proskurikova

My name is Marina, and this is my story. It is similar to many others, yet it is mine and, thus, special to me. In May of 1999, I accepted the Lord and was baptized in the church in the town of Tikhvin. It was a new beginning . . . a new life with God. I started attending church service on Sunday mornings and became involved with the worship team. Yet, my old life stubbornly clung to me. At the time, I didn’t see anything wrong with that, and, …

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[20 Apr 2016 | No Comment | ]
If Only . . . . by Ray Willis

On September 10, 2001, a team of short-term missionaries was preparing to travel to Saint Petersburg, Russia. Within 24 hours, the world changed, and that team, like most, felt quite uncertain about what the future would hold. By week’s end, that team was forced to decide whether or not they would follow through with their plans to travel to Russia. I was one of those people.
To be honest, I was overwhelmingly on the side of cancelling, and, as a leader, I thought most would be in agreement. I presented my case …

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[5 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]
Preaching The Gospel on The Radio by Denis Kozlov

Some of you know that besides many other things I am involved I have been involved into Christian Radio ministry.  In 2003, right after I graduated from  a seminary I have been invited to join one of the prominent  Christian radio stations in Russia called “Teos” (Greek word for “The Lord” transliterated into Russian). So it’s been 10 years since I have been involved with this radio work. Over these years I have been doing all kids of radio shows and programs. The great thing about that particular radio station …

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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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[15 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]
A testimony

I had a very touching experience recently while accompanying a group of Americans to a Russian church. We were seated with the senior pastor, Vladimir Osipov. Pastor Vladimir was happy to see an elderly gentleman approaching us, whom, we were told, was a very special brother. “My name is Anatoly.” he smiled. “I am blessed by our Lord Jesus Christ, and I am very grateful for my pastor.”
Pastor Vladimir returned the smile, treating him with great respect. When brother Anatoly learned that there were Americans with us, …

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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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[25 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]
Summer Time and the Livin’s Busy


Dear friends! I hope this summer is going well for you.
I wanted to bring you a brief update on how things are going in Russia. I returned home from my recent trip to the US on the 29th of May and for the first two weeks I was helping a team from the US traveling around St. Petersburg and ministering to individuals and churches. I hope you will be encouraged by the story of the young man Max in the recent hard copy of the RRR newsletter that is …

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

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 …