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Russia

In just 3 years, 100 new believers join St. Petersburg church

Friday, January 22, 2021

LHF’s books seem to be intricately woven throughout the faith life of Rev. Evgeny Raskatov, pastor of St. Anne’s Lutheran Church in St. Petersburg, Russia. Born into an atheist family, Evgeny was introduced to the Christian faith by a friend who invited him to a Salvation Army youth camp, where Evgeny received his first Bible. … Read More

100 Years Later, LHF Follows Russian Bishop’s Trail

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Almost 100 years ago, Bishop Theophil Meyer of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Russia traveled across Siberia in order to reconnect with Lutherans that had fallen away from the Faith or were “sheep stolen” by Evangelical Baptist groups. The Bolshevik Revolution had wreaked havoc upon the land and the Church struggled mightily to respond to … Read More

God’s Church still stands

Monday, November 19, 2018

The images of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in the village of Kolpanny, Russia are stunning. Rubble and smoke surround the church built in the late 18th century, but it remains relatively undamaged as buildings around it lie in ruins. Stanzas of Nikolai Gruntvig’s classic hymn come to mind… “Built on the Rock, the church shall … Read More

Russian study Bible brings new understanding

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Even for the longtime Christian, Scripture can be confusing. The catechism’s question, “What does this mean?” often comes to mind. Just in time for Christmas, LHF’s many supporters are providing a gift to the people of Russia to help them better understand God’s Word to them: a Bible with study notes. “This is something the people … Read More

In Russia: the Church Grows Exponentially

Thursday, October 5, 2017

By Rev. Evgeny Raskatov “For the past six months at St. Anne Lutheran Church (in the heart of St. Petersburg, Russia), we have been actively engaged in missionary activities using LHF books. We made bags with the church logo and placed inside some of LHF’s books. Several times a month, we conduct excursions around the … Read More