IN THE SPOTLIGHT
On behalf of the Russian Church of Evangelical Faith Christians we wish you Happy Easter! Christ is Risen! The triumphant message of the Resurrection brings joy and reminds of the greatest miracle, ‘that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and he was buried and … he rose again on the third day according to the scriptures...’ (1 Corinthians 15:3, 4).
MOSCOW (RUSSIA) - On Friday, June 24, 2016, Russia's State Duma approved a final pakage of several anti-terrorist laws suggested by deputy Irina Yarovaya and Senator Viktor Ozerov. It has already been recognized as some of the harshest and most repressive legislation in post-Soviet history that Russian lawmakers voted on.
Dear Friends! Joyfully we celebrate Passover, the time when the Lord granted us freedom from slavery of sin. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us and rose from the dead! (1 Cor. 5:7)
We pray the resurrection of Jesus Christ and His life abide in each of us, for only in Him we find hope and a future.
May the Passover of Jesus Christ become real in lives of our loved ones and the peace of God and His grace rest in your hearts! Happy Easter!
With love and prayers,
The Russian Church of Christians of Evangelical Faith
KHABAROVSK (FAR EAST, RUSSIA) – On June 17 and 18, in Khabarovsk, Head Bishop Edward Grabovenko and his deputy Vassily Yevchik served at the annual regional conference of the churches of the Khabarovsk Territory. The Conference was attended by Bishop Peter Yarmolyuk, head of the Sakhalin Association, deputy head bishop in the Far Eastern Federal District, and the head of the association of Grace Churches in Irkutsk region Vladimir Savonov.
MOSCOW (RUSSIA) – On May 7-9, the annual conference of the Russian Church of Christians of Evangelical Faith was held at the Congress Hall of the Moscow World Trade Center. This year it was dedicated to the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and was called “Prepare the Way of the Lord”. Seven services and 13 workshops took place during the conference. The program included panel discussions on Mission and Reformation, led by the rector of the Moscow Theological Institute Sergei Yastrzhembsky.
MOSCOW (RUSSIA), May 7 – 2017 is declared, here at the Russian Church, the Year of Good News. It is also the year of 500 Years of Reformation. “Prepare the way for the Lord” is the theme of the Conference.
MOSCOW (RUSSIA) - In 2018, Russia will host FIFA World Cup. On December 13–15, a meeting of the coordinating council of the Alliance of sports ministries was held in Moscow. The purpose of the meeting was preparation for the championship. During the event evangelical churches will organize activities related to engage teenagers and young people into a healthy lifestyle.
A featured speaker of the summit in St. Petersburg this year was Dr. Satish Kumar, pastor of the church in Hyderabad, India, which has over 120,000 members. The minister shared the word about family, ministry and personal relationships with God.