Recently I returned from Novosibirsk, Siberia. It was an amazing experience.
First hand, I witnessed the printing of and took delivery of over 550,000 books including the New Testament, the Gospel of John at the infamous Soviet Siberia printing facility. This is the same facility that supplied every public school, every university and library of the Soviet Union with atheistic text books, magazines and other printed material. Atheism was a curse causing decades long damage in the lives of its citizens resulting in the moral downfall of Soviet society.
I stood in front of the giant offset machines and rolls of paper in this printing facility watching as kilometers of high quality paper sped through the massive labyrinth of rollers and reservoirs of ink at such a high pace that I could scarcely follow its path. Within minutes, the blank paper had turned into the complete New Testament, printed and cut to size before my eyes.
That morning, in another section of the facility another 500,000 copies of the Gospel of John were neatly packaged and wrapped in cellophane on palettes ready for shipment to churches all over Russia.
The day before 50,000 copies were shipped to some 30 churches in Siberia. Transport trucks waited outside the loading dock to take these books to over 200 churches throughout Russia.
Thank You For Making This Possible
As I surveyed the sight before my eyes my heart filled with praise to the Lord. It was a worship service in my heart then and there. I thanked God for our ministry partners who contributed financially to make this happen. Over 3,000 churches, including some home groups had sprung up over the vast land of Russia. Thousands and thousands had come to know Jesus as Lord and Savior. This was yet again another miracle of God and we had been counted worthy to play a key role!
The Political Climate In Russia Severely Restricts Evangelical Church Missions
Outdoor services, services in public buildings, with few exceptions, have been banned by the government. Church activity is under intense scrutiny by the security police. The new anti-terrorism laws signed by President Putin are reminiscent of Soviet times. Almost all the court cases filed under the new antiterrorism laws in the past year and a half have been filed against Christians. The new laws have slowed down ministry, the mission of the Church, but the Church has adjusted to the new reality.
GCM Ministries Has Continued To Supply Churches With Evangelistic Literature, Books, Bibles And New Testaments!
We were still inside the Soviet Siberia printing facility when another order for New Testaments reached us. Churches that were not recipients of this printing have requested a further 100,000 copies.
Thank you for partnering with us in Russia throughout the good times and the bad times. Would you continue to help lead untold numbers of Russians to Jesus? You can donate to this cause at our donate page.
May the Lord bless you abundantly and may this report bring you much joy. Your friend and fellow laborer in Jesus,