The board of the Slavic Reformation Society is grateful to God for His blessings on the Making Missions Great Again campaign, and thrilled with the impact of this trip through our field leader Blake Purcell and his wife Cathy. Here are highlights of their report:
For Cathy and I, one of the challenges of living stateside is the feeling that few people are willing to be vulnerable about their needs. But when we come to Russia, the Lord fills our lives with wonderful people who are not ashamed to describe their real needs, opening the door for us to tell them about how God can meet them.
In late November my brother, Lewis, one of the directors of Club Babochka, asked my wife and I to consider coming to Russia this January to film several promotional videos for Babochka. While we were super excited to take on the challenge, the obstacles were daunting. I was afraid we’d make it to Russia but not have the funding, the team, or the editing time to really give the stories what they deserved...
Churches of the Pacific North West Presbytery of the РСА Moved as They Heard How SRS Eurasian Pastors Brave Disease, Oppression and Deprivation for the Sake of Christ
One Eurasian pastor was а former member of organized crime and now because his family ministers to the poor, many of whom have come to Christ, he and his wife and daughter have contracted а very dangerous disease. One pastor's church, he shared, meets in а 15' bу 8' living room in а deacon's apartment. The third pastor's congregation cannot bу law meet in public until his church has 50 charter members, which will not happen unless he is able to meet in public.