This article draws from Rev. Alexander Furs’ report of congregational work at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Congregation in Saratov, Russia. Rev. Furs’ report was translated by Aleksei Zubtsov. Outreach work done in this congregation of LCMS sister church body, The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ingria in Russia (ELCIR), is supported in part by the LCMS […]
This week’s wonderful guest devotion is based on Luke 5:1-11, the Gospel lesson for Sunday, June 26. It is written by an LCMS missionary serving in Central Asia. For the protection of the worker and worker’s family and the work they do, the person’s name will not be released. However, please pray for this worker […]
If there is anyone who can say “You meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive,” it’s Jesus. The world, the devil, the Pharisees, Judas, the Chief Priests — they all meant evil against Jesus. And they thought they had accomplished it. But what they meant for evil — Jesus’ death — God meant for good.
What do parenting seminars, organ recitals, discussions of feature films, and viewings of a Bach concert have in common? In Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, they are vehicles of reaching the community with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Read about how the Lutheran congregation in Nizhny Novgorod witnesses to its community.