Articles in the Prayer Category
A team of American brothers and sisters is coming to Russia from November 8-16, 2010 to interact with Russian pastors and key visionary leaders.
The team is composed of two families and one individual from Springfield (Ohio), one family from Virginia Beach (Virginia) and one family from Cushing (Oklahoma).
The team will visit and minister to 7 local congregations in and around St.Petersburg, 3 Christian rehab centers, and 1 mission school. Also, a 2 day conference will be held for 19 of our key visionary leaders. The main goal …
This month’s spotlight on ministry is on Pastor Yura Troyanov. Pastor Yura has been a missionary, a pastor, and church planter for a number of years. He and his wife, Zhenia, moved to the city of Volkhov, which is situated three hours north of Saint Petersburg.
During their first two years in Volkhov, Pastor Yura and Zhenia laid the difficult groundwork for ministry, and their church took root and began to grow. As a church, they prayed and felt led to address the problem of drugs in their city. Drug addiction …
RRR: Past, Present & Future!
Rick Ives, Founder
I recently returned from a wonderful trip to Russia. During my time in St. Petersburg, my team and I met with many pastors and church leaders who are on the front lines in Russia advancing God’s Kingdom, even while the Russiangovernment continues to harass and persecute the churches. In Russia today, for example, all Evangelical and Protestant churches are officially classified as cults/sects. Only The Russian Orthodox Church and Islam are recognized by the government as “legitimate” religions. The doors continue to close.
Whether you have traveled to Saint Petersburg with a missions team, or have entertained one of the many Russian pastors brought over by RRR, you most likely know or have met Denis Kozlov, the Russian Administrator for RRR.
Denis has been around since the humble beginnings of RRR, and today is, perhaps more than anyone else, the key to keeping everything operating smoothly between US and Russian constituencies.
Denis is finishing his last year of schooling and plans to assume an even greater role with RRR. Accordingly, I urge you …
There is a great number of people that come to Christ every single day. But still some have never heard of Him yet. There are still places in this world where people are not allowed even to mention the name of Jesus under the threat of death. Most of such countries profess religion of Islam. It’s a second time when our church sends a team of missionaries to Turkey and Syria
Beginning from 5th throught the 20th of October a team of 6 people will visit 6 cities and will …
God is Faithful…even when the economy stinks! Pastor Rick Ives RRR Founder
I am writing to you while I sit in LaGuardia Airport in New York waiting to fly home to Ohio. It’s been cold and snowy in upper New York, but, of course, not as cold as it typically is in our mission field of Russia: The world’s greatest mission’s field!
In a few weeks we celebrate Thanksgiving in the USA. There is no such holiday in Russia. What they do have is lots of cold, very dark days …
This month’s featured article is written by Igor Sokolov.
Igor writes about the how God is enlarging his borders and vision to actualize the meaning of Russians Reaching Russians.
The name Russians Reaching Russians challenges Russian Christians. It motivates them to be active wherever the Lord has called them. These words provided new meaning for me after my recent visit to Finland and Estonia at the invitation of Russian-speaking Christians living in those countries.
Finland and Estonia border Russia, and the history of relationships between our countries has been dramatic and full …
By Dave Dilger, RRR Board Member
Crispy winters, crunchy snow, the sound of steam whistles, the nostalgic aroma of burning coal, smoke rising out of chimneys, the occasional vehicle, and people, as they walk to their varied destinations, are just a few things that I suppose will not soon change on the Russian landscape!
There are, however, many things changing Russia, and we are being forced to take into
consideration many of these changes as we forge ahead in praying and planning for the
future of Russians Reaching Russians.
I wanted to …
Last month, Pastor Andrei Ziablitsev wrote in this newsletter that his church in Kommunar, which is a suburb of St. Petersburg, was celebrating its 14th anniversary.
Heather and I were in Russia 14 years ago as full-time missionaries for RRR in the St. Petersburg area. At that time, Kommunar was a dark, bleak, dirty place in virtual economic ruin following the fall of communism just two years prior. I recently completed training a young man named Sergei Morozov to be a pastor, and he was starting a brand-new church …