One of the missionaries in contact with Whitley Wood Reformed Baptist Church, a man called Sergey, recently sent a lengthy email of his news, containing this paragraph. He is a Siberian evangelist.
Today in Russia the wave of resistance to the Gospel of the Christ accrues. The orthodox church completely cooperates with the governments and now actively counteracts distribution of Biblical Christianity. Even in comprehensive schools, now children train in orthodoxy. For us there have come hard times. On all mass news media, dominate orthodox and they oppose Biblical christianity. Alas… Now the majority of people, yes do not wish to listen to us when we preach the Bible. But… We do not despond, we believe the Lord and we wait Him for returning for us. But how long we on the ground, we zealously continue to preach Jesus Christ’s Grace for glory of the Lord! We understand, that rescue, there is a Great gift Sovereign the Masters of the God, and will come to the Christ only Selected by the God from eternity for glory of the Christ! Praise to the God!!!
The English may be interesting at best, but Sergey’s love for the Lord shines through it. This man suffers a lot by our rich western standards, and I feel sure his love for the Lord is only increased by the difficulties he faces. Let us take both an encouragement and a challenge from the determination he has to proclaim Christ to the thousands of lost souls in Siberia.