Seeds of a real movement

If you don’t understand our vision well, it can sometimes seem overwhelming, because it really is big. But how else does a country change but when God’s people pray about big things? One more important piece of the larger puzzle came together this weekend for me, for our team, and for the advancement of the…

Towards a functional pro-life ministry

Our leader who is called to step into pro-life ministry here in St. Petersburg is Anastasia (aka Nastya) Tikhonova. This post describes how this project got started. Nastya came over to the US during part of my time and met with a number of ministry leaders in post-abortion work and from multiple Pregnancy Resource Centers. The director of the PRC…

Inna – our secret weapon

Inna and met when she decided to expand her horizons by taking coaching training with me in 2009. Not only did she take well to the training, but she showed a hunger for everything I offered that was discipleship-oriented, especially as it related to counseling. She later told me that before she started taking our…

First impressions are fantastic

I’ll just share with you what I wrote to one of the members of the team from the International House of Prayer who came to lead several days’ worth of training for our core group in June while we were in the US.  Amanda, Let me give you a testimony. We got back on the 22nd.…

In the publishing business

I’d like to share some more details about all the translation work that we have been doing so that you can get an idea of yet another dimension of our work in Russia. It’s not like there is a shortage of translation work going on, but as it pertains to the Christian world of publishing,…

Post-abortion ministry

Abortion is not an issue I talk often about, but I have addressed it occasionally in my communications and presentations because of the horrible history that Russia and the Soviet Union have in this regard. There was a time in its history that the average woman had 11 or more abortions in her lifetime. At…