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Russia - The Last Frontier!

 

Spending six months in Moscow, Russia really opened our eyes on a statement that Bro. Turner (Missionary/Area Coordinator for Russia and the Former Soviet Union) made while on deputation in the US. He said that Russia and the former USSR is the “Last Frontier.” And truly, it is. Ministering in a city of Moscow, the capital of Russia, with the population reaching 20 million people, was absolutely overwhelming for us. Not only is it overwhelming to walk around a city with crowds of people that are lost, but it is also overwhelming to feel and know the indescribable spiritual dryness and oppression that hangs over the city that is full of political corruption, lawlessness and every kind of sin imaginable. It’s also hard to fathom that there’s only one apostolic (UPCI) church of 20 members in the whole city with a population equal to that of a major country. It’s hard to believe that there are only 5 full time missionaries that are laboring in the former Soviet Union. After the fall of the Former Soviet Union every one of the 14 Republics became separate and independent nations with the population equal to and often greater than European, African or South American countries. Yet we would never think that it’s enough to send five missionaries to Europe, Africa or South America. The truth of the matter is that, that part of the world still, even years after the breakup of the USSR, remains a mystery to most people, including the UPCI. Often I mention nations such as Kazakhstan (2nd in landmass after Russia) or Uzbekistan (where my father’s family is from) and most people have never even heard of these countries, let alone know the need that is there, even though these countries have 19 and 29 million souls, most of whom have never heard the name of Jesus. While we were in Moscow, the Lord gave Jami a very powerful prophetic dream, reinforcing what he’d already shared with us throughout our ministry together. In the dream, she was looking toward the sunset and saw a beautiful green sky over an open field. The Lord spoke, “The harvest is ripe, but the laborers are few.” She woke up from the dream within the dream and went outside to see the exact same scene set before her, a beautiful florescent green sky with the sun setting over an open field. The Lord spoke the same words again. At this moment, she really did wake up and realized how much the Lord needed us in this part of the world. We are blessed to have taken part in what’s already happened in Moscow and we look forward to going back whenever God is ready. Pray for us that the Lord of the harvest would send us back as laborers in his field.

By Eldar and Jami Urumbaev

 

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Since the fall of the Soviet Union, God has been opening the door of salvation in a mighty way. A land that has been bound by years of Communism, atheism, and tradition is experiencing the liberty of God's Spirit. Watch this video of the Church in St. Petersburg, Russia that is singing of the liberating power of God's Spirit. The song says: "Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty, Hallelujah! Glory Hallelujah!" Press "Play" or Click here to download >
 
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