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Russia

Russian Missionary Says “Trust in the Lord”

Friday, March 25, 2022

Grace and Peace from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I apologize for taking so long in writing this prayer letter, especially as I know many are concerned. Consider this: first we faced the Covid pandemic/plague; and now we face war and rumor of war, or rather “special operation.” As Christians, we all know that … Read More

The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light!

Monday, November 29, 2021

When the Soviet Union fell 30 years ago, doors opened to telling generations of atheists about the newborn Savior. Rev. Leif Camp first went to Russia as a volunteer missionary from 1995-1997, then was called as a missionary to the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ingria in Russia (ELCIR) in 2000. Here, he describes what life … Read More

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