An Unexpected Death, a Poignant Reminder

An Unexpected Death, a Poignant Reminder

A couple of days ago we heard the sad news from one of our most faithful pastor/seminary students, Sergei Sukharev, that his father had passed away suddenly and tragically at only 60 years of age. 

Sergei is unique in many ways, he is the pastor of a downtown Presbyterian church, just a few blocks from the Czar's Winter Palace. But more than that, Sergei is literally the only student in our seminary who was raised by a believing father. His father, Ivan, was an evangelical pastor during Soviet times, loving Christ and outspoken about his faith . 

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Women of Faith in Russia

Women of Faith in Russia

Whenever Blake and Cathy come to Saint Petersburg it is always a chance for us to see Cathy and hear from her about her relationship with God. We all know that she raised 6 children all of whom have done well in life and are being a good influence in the world. 

On Saturday, March 10, women from three Evangelical churches and one Russian Orthodox church came to the Purcells' to encourage one another and hear Cathy teach. It's always a treat to hear such an experienced woman talk about how to be a virtuous wife.

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The Cost of Church Planting in Russia

The Cost of Church Planting in Russia

What's the first thing you think about when you receive a letter asking to support our seminary training in Russia? May be, "Oh, this seminary costs too much!" But do you know how much this training costs RUSSIAN PASTORS?

Here is a great example of the new harvest field God is opening for us in the Russian speaking world. 

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The Ice Is Broken in Latvia

The Ice Is Broken in Latvia

Eight Latvian men attended the conference “What Is a Real Man: God's Perspective” held by SRS in Jurmala, Latvia in March 2017. The goal of the conference was not to gain new members for the local Reformed church where Pastor Timur Anichkin ministers but to enter into a person-to-person relationship with men of the city to study the Word of God.

Was it worthwhile? Read Timur's report.

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Christmas Miracle in Romanovka

Christmas Miracle in Romanovka

Dear friends! Believe it or not but...

WE WORSHIP THE LORD IN OUR OWN BUILDING!

In the photo you can see what it looks like today. Smoke from the stovepipe shows that it's already warm inside!

I'm sure, it's God's miracle, His gift from heaven. We have been dreaming about it for a long time. The Lord has heard our prayers and answered! He has provided helpers in Russia and sponsors in the United States who have made our dream come true. 

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Impressions of a Theological Fall in St. Petersburg

Impressions of a Theological Fall in St. Petersburg

"I’m still sure that my training in this seminary is God’s miracle – unconditionally and undoubtedly. I thank God and teachers for that. My sincere gratitude to all remarkable sponsors of this project."

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God on the Move on Russian Front

God on the Move on Russian Front

In July of 2016 the Russian government passed a law which outlawed public evangelism in Russia. Most churches expected their ministries to be greatly hindered. In fact, in 2017 SRS has experienced unprecedented growth in our seminary and churches. And we have critical support needs. Please enjoy an account of God's amazing work in Russia and beyond during the past few months, and learn how you can participate...

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20,000 Miles, 2 Bombs, 400 New Souls, 1 Beautiful Opportunity for the Gospel

20,000 Miles, 2 Bombs, 400 New Souls, 1 Beautiful Opportunity for the Gospel

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:

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One Day in Russia is Better than 1000 Elsewhere!

One Day in Russia is Better than 1000 Elsewhere!

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. 

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After Latvia Action Report: A Friend of Sinners

After Latvia Action Report: A Friend of Sinners

"I thought I knew how unreached Jurmala was, with a population of Russians of about 20,000, but I had no idea. We saw in Timur's community that there was 1 Catholic church, of about 15 women, 5 men, a Pentecostal church of the same size, and a Lutheran church of the same size. Pastor Timur told us none of them is attempting effective outreach to the community with the Gospel."

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Report from Latvia: Reaching the Unreached, Teaching the Untaught

Report from Latvia: Reaching the Unreached, Teaching the Untaught

Pastors Timur, Yuri, Evgeni and Blake Purcell will attempt to invite 300 Russian-speaking men to attend the seminar (Friday and Saturday, March 3-4) What Is a Real Man: God's Perspective. Pray for the Holy Spirit to touch 20 men's hearts to attend, and from this group for a men's Bible study to begin, which pastor Timur will lead. Less than 1% of the Russian-speaking population in Latvia is evangelical Christian!
 

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Tragedy and Hope in the Capital of Russian Islam

Tragedy and Hope in the Capital of Russian Islam

"It was a great shock to us when a few weeks ago we got the sad news that Valery had passed away of a heart attack. I immediately felt the need to have the churches of Reformed Presbyterian Church of Eurasia offer their condolences and some financial support for his widow and children, which we did. I also felt that God would have me visit them in their time of need. "

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Annual Endeavor in Siberia

Annual Endeavor in Siberia

Every summer Ravil Kunakayev, graduate of St. Petersburg Biblical Seminary and pastor of Tyumen Presbyterian Church, and his wife Julia organize a Family Camp for their church members. This year they chose the theme Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands. The key speaker was Rev. Oleg Volkov, pastor of the Reformed Presbyterian Church who came from St. Petersburg to minister with Ravil and Julia.

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To Bring Obedience of Faith Among All the Gentiles...

To Bring Obedience of Faith Among All the Gentiles...

Kirill Treschetka is one of the ministers who serves in the Far East of Russia. Together with evangelists from Japan, China and Yakutia (a republic in eastern Russia) they are eager to fulfill the Great Commission: to bring about obedience of faith among all nations for Christ's namesake. 

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