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Russian

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

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

Fire damages Russian warehouse

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

A late-August fire at a storage facility in Martyshkino, Russia has partially destroyed LHF’s supply of Russian-language Lutheran books housed there. “According to neighbors, about 20-30 youth were goofing around the area about a half-hour before the fire. The fire was started accidentally by [those] youth drinking and smoking on the wooden stairs of the … Read More