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SAINT-PETERSBURG (RUSSIA) - On October 14-16, in the heart of Saint-Petersburg, in the Saint Apostles Peter and Paul temple an annual conference dedicated to the anniversary of the New Testament Church in Saint-Petersburg took place. Many friends and guests from Saint-Petersburg, Leningrad area and many other cities of Russia came to congratulate the church with the 9th anniversary.

SYKTYVKAR (RUSSIA) - Last weekend the Head bishop of the Russian Church of Christians of Evangelical Faith Edward Grabovenko and his son David were ministering to the congregation of the Source of Life Church in Syktyvkar.

On October15, young men and women came to the service, and the senior generation was there as well, as this evening a guest from Perm New Testament Church David Grabovenko was preaching at the service. The minister challenged the youth to devote their lives to God and would not be afraid that it will look “too spiritual”. “Guys, please, do not care about what other people will think of you, let them talk about you that you are too spiritual – be believers from Monday to Sunday. Be different. Bring Christ!” – said David to the youth.

KOSTROMA (RUSSIA) - A new church building of “Transfiguration” church was dedicated on September, 11. The construction was started in 2008. At first a part of the building was built and the church started to conduct church services in a small hall. Now the main hall of the building is finished. A great amount of work is done, and the church expresses gratitude to all people who donated finances, provided prayer support and worked at constructing the building.

BARNAUL (RUSSIA) - A team from the New Life Church of Barnaul evangelized in the town of Kosikha in Altai region. All 6,000 residents of the town heard the Gospel, 276 of them reconciled with God, a home church started to meet. The team more than once have brought food products, clothes, helped people to landscape their yards. In the beginning of summer the team organized a celebration for kids with clowns, puppet show and a trampoline.

PERM (RUSSIA) - In June a joint team of children’s and youth workers from Perm and Lysva together with the One Year for Jesus team members held an outreach for children in one of the settlements in Perm region. 65 children and their parents participated in a camp that was called “The way to the dream” and lasted for 3 days. Children had a lot of fun: jumped on a trampoline, played interesting games and learned about Jesus Christ. For many of them it was the first time when they heard that there is the One Who loves them and cares for them.

KARELIA (RUSSIA) - Warm days came and  the One Year for Jesus summer evangelism campaign in Karelia has started. Pastors and ministers from several churches combined their forces to create a strong evangelism team and take the Word of God to people.

RUSSIA - Youth ministry news - Our youth ministry is srtiving to equip and multiply youth leaders and students to reach the younger generation with a life-changing relationship to Jesus Christ. We are using the strategy and training materials of the Reach Out Youth Solutions ministry. Here is our latest news.

MOSCOW (RUSSIA) - On June 12 of 2016 a solemn ceremony of awarding a doctoral degree to six PhD students took place at All-Russian conference of Russian church of Christians of Evangelical Faith. The doctor’s degree was conferred to: Sergei Yastrzhembski, President of Moscow Theological Institute, Aelita Zhidyaeva, Academic Vice-President for Moscow Theological Institute, Igor Ivanenko, Vitaly Nakul and Sergei Zhidyaev – Professors of Moscow Theological Institute and Pastor Alexander Nikolaev.

PERM (RUSSIA) - Round 3 of Children’s Bible quiz, which all participants looked forward to, was held at the New Testament Church of Perm on June, 4. This time children from churches of Kachkanar, Solikamsk, Tchernushka and Perm took part in the quiz. Children showed profound knowledge of the Bible, answered the most complicated questions (questions for 30 points awaited them this time!), displayed smarts and erudition.
We should note that children eagerly prepared for the round. To quote a verse from the Bible and name the chapter and number of the verse can be challenging even for an adult!

Sergey is a man devoted to God, his life is full of joy and purpose. But it hasn’t always been like this. In his youth, Sergey used to be a rebel. He always resisted the social rules and tried to find some special purpose in life. When he was 16, he left his parents’ home. “That was the first mistake I’d made in life and as a result all I was left with were pain and loneliness,” says Sergey.

The Tkachenkos is a large family – loving parents Sergey and Nadezhda, three sons and a daughter. But it wasn’t always so.  In 1991, Sergey went to the US and soon the whole family decided to immigrate there but the plans as well as some other things were doomed to fail. Having left for America for a couple of months, Sergey stayed there for several years. Nadezhda and the children were waiting for him in Russia. So, the family split up in such a simple and stupid way.

Once God told His people: “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14)