Sasha Milnikov, leader of the church in Ufa, Russia (Ural Mountains), is on the road to recovery after a very serious car accident in December 2016 left him in a coma. Seven surgeries and two months later, to the day, Sasha was released from the hospital and returned home to his family, to begin a long process of rehabilitation.
Over a period of five days from February 16-21, 2017, the Eurasian churches launched a new Ministry Training Academy program of Biblical teaching for ministry interns and staff. David and Angela Hooper, evangelist and women’s minister of the church in Austin, Texas, USA, traveled to Moscow to deliver the first sessions, which consisted of Old Testament Survey and Spiritual Formation classes.
In 2 Corinthians 1:8, the apostle Paul wrote, “We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about the hardships we suffered in the province of Asia.” Our family of churches in Eurasia has recently suffered a wave of heavy trials of illness and injury in the lives of several families who serve the church in either part-time or full-time ministry positions.
Please pray for Sasha Mylnikov, church leader in Ufa, Russia who was in a head-on car crash last Tuesday. He is in grave condition; unconscious with multiple fractures. At the moment he is in the hospital in Sterlitamak. We ask you to pray that Sasha will regain consciousness and his body will heal from all fractures and bruises. We ask you to pray for Leroux, his wife, and his parents.
We are pleased to announce the launch of the new website of the Eurasia ICOC at www.icocnews.ru. The new website has become much more modern and more convenient! The site has about 3,000 articles, and each month 30 more are added! In 2017 we will celebrate the 10th anniversary of this "good news" project.
Dear friends! We would like to share some great news with you. Not so long ago Olexandra got baptized. It is truly unique and amazing story. Her desire to figure out what the Bible says about infant baptism became a turning point for her. Olexandra had multiple meetings with sisters, asked many questions and learned so much about Christ, his teachings and his disciples. When she came to service for the first time, many people noticed her openness and kindness. And it was evident right away that she belonged.
My lovely mom got baptized. I've been waiting for this to happen for 20 years. In the beginning I want to share a bit more about my mom, Tamara. For me it is really hard to describe her and everything I feel towards her. Love, tenderness, compassion and admiration, as well as feelings of regret about mistakes I've made and even misunderstandings between us.
Sofia entrusted her life to God despite her young age. Even by the photo you can tell that this story would be about baptism of a young girl. And this is true, because Sofia is only 14 years old. At her baptism there were more than 30 people! The first time she came to church was at the age of five with her mom and older brother. Her family was surrounded by many disciples who would visit them and spend time together at their home. Their most frequent guests were Sasha, Julia and Vitalii.
We are always publishing stories of baptisms from all over the world with great joy. This time the story is from Ufa. This is what Denis' friends are saying: "Meet Denis, today he got baptized. Congratulations to him!"
On October 8, 2015, (exactly one month before his baptism), I messaged Ruslan on one of the social media networks to see how he was doing. He replied "everything is ok, but not yet 'excellent.'" I asked him what was missing for things not to be "excellent"? And Ruslan replied, "I need to die and be reborn and be ready to sacrifice for the eternal life in Christ."