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MOSCOW (RUSSIA) – Head Bishop Edward Grabovenko on behalf of the Russian Church of Christians of Evangelical Faith offered deepest condolences to the families of the victims and all those affected by the tragic church shooting in Texas. He also sent a condolences letter to the Assemblies of God General Superintendent Doug Clay.
In his letter he wrote, “With sorrow we learned about the tragedy that happened on Sunday, when believers gathered to hear the Word, to pray and worship God.
Russian Christians are united in prayer for our brothers and sisters who are suffering as a result of this terrible act and for the families who lost their loved ones. May our merciful Lord give them peace and heal their hearts. We pray for the speedy recovery of those who were injured.
Our prayers are for comfort to the families of Sutherland Springs and for many people to come to know Christ and His good will. Our hearts are with the Christians of the USA during this tragedy. Please know we mourn with you and lift prayers to the Lord.”
The Russian Church of Christians of Evangelical Faith
SAINT-PETERSBURG (RUSSIA) – The electoral conference took place on October, 28 in North-Western Association of the Russian Church of Christians of Evangelical Faith. Representatives of all registered churches and church communities of Saint-Petersburg and Leningrad area met together to elect a senior presbyter and plan their common work in the region for the next six years.
The association unites 60 churches and religious groups in Saint-Petersburg and cities of Leningrad area, situated in 85,3 square kilometers, which is compared to the territory of Austria. The population size is 6 900 000 people.
Alexander Tsvetkov, serving as Senior Presbyter for the North-Western Association of the Russian Church of Christians of Evangelical Faith, was elected for the next term by the majority vote.
Alexander Tsvetkov has been a pastor for 20 years, during the last 10 years he has been a pastor of the New Testament Church in Saint-Petersburg. With his wife Valeria they have five children. In his program for the next six years Pastor Alexander noted the most important directions the association is going to move in:
• “One Year for Jesus” project;
• Developing an informational platform;
• Work with youth, teenagers and children;
• Providing support in starting new churches;
• Developing the spiritual education structure;
• Cooperation with representatives of the legislative power and the executive power;
• The inter-confessional relationships development.
The Board of the Russian Church of Christians of Evangelical Faith was represented at the electoral conference by the First deputy of the Head bishop Nikolai Zalutski. He finished his speech by the message on the importance to dedicate oneself to the ministry to God, and to be at peace with each other. Representatives of churches of the regional association broke the bread together and prayed the blessing prayer.
The Senior Presbyter Alexander Tsvetkov addressed to the participants of the conference: “Dear brothers, pastors and ministers. I thank God for you and for the confidence that you have in me – to become a senior presbyter for the region. Four years have passed fast, and during that time, resting upon the rich legacy of the past achievements of the brotherhood, we moved further and achieved certain results in every direction of the vision that, I trust, I received from God and presented to you. Each one of us made certain sacrifice for the changes, for reaching the goals set, and I’m sure the sacrifice is not in vain, because the unity of the brotherhood is evident. I believe that the unity will take us to even more results and fulfillment of the will of our Lord Jesus Christ in Saint-Petersburg and Leningrad area. After the electoral conference we will move forward and make further steps to developing the presented vision. The core of the vision, formulated as one single goal, can be expressed as: “To provide every local church of our brotherhood an opportunity to dwell in an atmosphere that allows it to be filled with the Holy Spirit and multiply in the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ”.
North-Western Association of the Russian Church of Christians of Evangelical Faith
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
“Tragic news about the death of innocent civilians as a result of the terrorist attacks in the capital of Belgium brought deep sorrow in our hearts. On behalf of the Russian Christians we offer deep condolences to all who have been under terrorist attacks, and who have lost their loved ones. We grieve and pray for the families of the deceased and for the injured. May the Lord restore their mental strength, comfort their hearts and heal physical wounds. Also, our prayers today for those servants who are on duty, facing this evil and ensuring safety of the citizens. May the Lord strengthen their hearts and give courage.
Head Bishop Edward Grabovenko about the fast of Daniel on January 11 to 31, 2016:
«Dear brothers and sisters, the fast of Daniel in the the beginning of each year became a special blessing for us, it is an opportunity to unite in humility before God.
I would like to encourage you to start 2016 with fast and prayer to worship the Lord, to see His glory in our families, churches, cities, and throughout our country.
With gratefulness in our hearts we approach the celebration of Christmas that reminds us of God’s love, forgiveness and hope in Christ.
May the glorious message of peace and love fill you with joy during this wonderful season and throughout the New Year. Let us always remember that He who created this world and gave us His only Son keeps everything in His mighty hand. Let us never cease to call upon Him who is the Way, the Truth and the Life! (John, 14:6)
“In this difficult time, when the terrorists are trying to intimidate civilians, we support the French people with our prayers. The terrible events that took place on November 13 in Paris, tell us about the unprecedented desire of blood and hatred of people, driven by demonic ideas.
Our society is full of prejudices, different opinions and views of inter-national and inter-personal relationships. Lord Jesus destroyed all stereotypes that existed in His time by His love, sincere acts of kindness towards hurting people and helped them to trust the Lord.
Christ is Risen! The power of His Resurrection changed the destiny of humankind. Christ became our home and salvation. His triumph over sin and death brought hope. “On the third day God raised Jesus to life… We are his witnesses…” (Acts 10:40-42).
Easter is the true reason for rejoicing and celebration. Let Christ fill your heart with great joy. That despite the difficulties you will be strengthened in faith through the message of Hope.