Many pundits have suggested that Russia and the United States are headed for a new Cold War, but Russia’s deputy foreign minister dismisses the idea. According to Sergei Ryabkov, the current tensions between the two countries “isn’t equivalent to confrontation that may spill into open conflict. I don’t think we are in a state of a new Cold War because there are no grounds for it in the old meaning of the term—a confrontation between systems and ideologies, ideological rivalry.” Mr. Ryabkov added that decades of experience have taught both Washington and Moscow caution.
Tensions between Russia and the U.S. have heightened over the Ukraine crisis, the U.S. election controversy, and the war in Syria. Please pray that God will protect the churches and not allow political controversies to hinder the Gospel, or to block the resources they need for ministry.
God opened a door for Mikhail and his team to hold a children’s summer program in a remote village that was only accessible by aircraft.
Even as Christmas activities came to an end last season, a church in Russia's Irkutsk Region was already planning for this next year.
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