Bravely Ministering in Russia
  • 25 August 2019

Once, Russia was teeming with North Koreans. This was where the officials and the higher classes travelled, where the lucky worked, and where the lower classes dreamed to go. Now, however, the crowds have thinned. By and large, North Koreans go to Russia to work abroad in poor conditions. Jin-ho travelled to Russia with an […]

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RUSSIA: Church Attack in Chechnya
  • 31 May 2018

On Saturday 19 May, four gunmen stormed the Archangel Michael Orthodox Church in Grozny, Chechnya. Before they were shot dead by police, they had killed one church member and two security officers. Two other officers and another church member were also injured. According to the pastor, churchgoers heard shouts of “Allahu Akbar” outside the church […]

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RUSSIA: Terror Strikes in Dagestan
  • 22 February 2018

On Sunday 18 February a local Islamic jihadi attacked Christians as they emerged from Kizlyar’s Russian Orthodox church. They had been ushering in Lent when the gunman approached, cried “Allahu Akbar” and opened fire. To keep the gunman outside, believers barricaded the church door while police shot the gunman dead. Four Christian women were killed […]

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RUSSIA: Extreme Gift
  • 05 May 2017

“What is it?” Soviet captain Marco snarled at the young boy. “What do you want?” The boy, only twelve, swallowed his fear as he stood before the Communist officer. “Captain, you are the man who put my parents in prison. Today is my mother’s birthday, and I always buy her a flower for her birthday.” […]

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RUSSIA: Extreme Birthday Parties
  • 03 January 2017

“Is it my birthday today, or yours?” the young Christian asked, a twinkle in her eye. “Yours today,” said her father. “Mine was last week.” For Christians in Communist nations, birthdays were a great excuse to get together with other believers. Some families would gather each week for a birthday party that was really an […]

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