SYKTYVKAR (RUSSIA) – “The Power of the Double Covenant” Marriage Conference took place in August at the Source of Life Church of Syktyvkar. The key speaker of the conference was the head of family ministry department of the Russian Church of Christians of Evangelical Faith Vladimir Khvalov.
During the three conference days Vladimir Alexandrovich conducted six sessions for those who needed to hear about how to build relationships with spouses, how to establish contacts with children and parents, what role of the Holy Spirit in a family is. The conference was authorly, the speaker covered the topics naturally and openheartedly. “As our mentality changes – our character and habits change as well” (a quote from the first session of the conference).
On August 17 to 19, each of the first services began with songs of praise and worship to God. Every session was covered with prayers, so that God helped to use the new knowledge in the family life. On Saturday, bishops Vladimir Khvalov, Pavel Kudrov and Vyacheslav Gerasimov, who came to the conference with his wife Natalia, prayed and anointed with oil those who wanted a prayer. At the sessions there were several acoustically challenged families, so church sign language interpreters ministered to them.
During the breaks between the sessions couples took pictures against the background of a soaring heart decoration specially designed for the conference.
We express our gratitude to Vladimir and Olga Khvalovs for their ministry and we believe that the conference is already bringing the fruit and Christian families grow stronger.
Media ministry of the Source of Life Church, Syktyvkar
The Russian Church of Christians of Evangelical Faith