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March 2013
Russia

UNWANTED, but wanted by God

Anastasia is her name. ‘One day in church a man came up to me and told me about her’, said Alexander, who has been working with OM Russia’s ministry Children at Risk for several months now.     Together with his wife Alexander also works to organise Christian camps and this year they decided to take along some of the children who live in difficult situations. The man who approached him in church asked him if they could take Anastasia to the camp. ‘I know one girl who is living in terrible conditions and I’d like you to take her on the camp’, he said. ‘The...

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Missionary Spotlight – The persecution of Baptists
April 2002
Russia

Missionary Spotlight – The persecution of Baptists

The Baptist movement in Russia gathered pace during the final thirty years of the nineteenth century. During this period some 160,000 evangelical believers were brought into God’s kingdom. This was despite persecution firstly by the Tsar and then, more especially, by the Communists. State oppression Baptists, with their notions of religious autonomy, were viewed by the governing authorities as a dangerous group and were more fiercely persecuted than other believers. In the early twentieth century the new State religion was Leninism, a false religion to which faithful Christians refused to conform. In 1929 the State promulgated the Law of Religious Cults, aimed at closing down...

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