A recent story in the news source Forum 18 documented an increase in the number of anti-missionary prosecutions in the Crimean peninsula, which was annexed by Russia in March 2014 shortly after the Ukraine crisis broke out. The article says the number of prosecutions nearly doubled in 2018, and affected a variety of religious groups including Russian Orthodox, Lutheran, Baptist, Pentecostal, and Muslim. The offenses included failing to have proper signs on buildings to conducting missionary activity, and actions taken ranged from warnings to fines. Of 23 prosecutions for sharing faith or holding worship at unapproved venues, 19 ended in some kind of punishment.
The numbers are in, and we rejoice at the impact of the SGA-sponsored Immanuel’s Child outreach across the former Soviet Union.
One Ukrainian man’s journey of faith began at age five with the influence of his godly grandfather. Now, many years later this faith is helping him survive difficult times
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