August 23rd 2007 No comments yet
I’m leaving this afternoon for Moscow, Russia, where I will be working with Peter Mitskevich. Peter, a former medical doctor in Russia, studied at Dallas Theological Seminary. Since graduating from DTS and returning to Moscow, Peter has planted a new church, worked in the leadership of the Russian Baptist Union, and developed the Russian broadcast of Insight for Living. In many regards he is the Russian Chuck Swindoll.
Recently Peter was appointed to be the President of Moscow Theological Seminary. He called me this summer to seek advice on a wide array of issues and challenges facing the seminary. During that conversation he invited me to Moscow to work on these problems together. It’s a quick trip; I’ll be in Moscow only four days.
Although the Cold War is long over, it’s difficult for those of us who remember it to think of Moscow as anything other than the capital of our avowed enemy, the former USSR. I can still remember footage of military parades with troops, tanks, and missiles passing through Red Square in front of leaders like Khrushchev, Brezhnev, Andropov, Chernenko, and Gorbachov.
Today Russia faces tremendous challenges economically, socially, politically and morally. Seventy years of atheistic communism take its toll. That’s why leaders like Peter Mitskevich are so critical for the future of the Church in Russia and for the Russian people. Please pray for effective meetings during these next few days.
I hope to send an update from Moscow.
Published by: Mark Young
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