SGA-Supported Missionary Pastor in Russia’s Samara Region
Glory be to Jesus Christ for each of you! The shed blood of Christ unites us. When we think about it, our hearts become filled with great joy that our Mighty God saved us through the sacrifice of Jesus, that we be holy and blameless before Him in love. I thank the Lord for you, for your constant prayers for us and for your support in this uneasy time.
We praise God for what He is doing as we reach out to needy, large families with spiritual and material help. Together with our brother Gennady, we visited a farm during harvest time where we picked potatoes and onions together with other people. We worked in the field picking these crops for large families, and some for our own families. Then we went to the vegetable warehouse to buy more potatoes and onions, as well as other necessary food and visited several large families. The people were happy as this food was so needed in their families. As the food prices have gone up, it would be too hard for them to survive without it. That is why assistance from us glorifies Him and brings such help to the families. Later at Christmas, we also provided gifts for the children and copies of the Scriptures. Please pray for their hearts to be open to the Gospel!
Gennady and I continue to travel each week for outreach in towns, villages, and regional centers. We visited three districts and gave out Christian literature to people of various ethnicities—our prayer is that they will come to know the Lord Jesus through the Word of God. Even Muslims expressed their interest in the Word as we shared that the Lord Jesus is Savior and Judge. We told them that they needed the Gospel to get acquainted with the Savior personally. Praise God that many people accepted the Scriptures readily and with interest, and thanked us for such an important gift! We got to talk to people who came from Kazakhstan to work and reside here. When I told them my wife was from Kazakhstan, they readily began to talk to us, listened to the Gospel, and accepted copies of the Scriptures. We ask you to keep praying for this ministry!