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Moscow Update

Please see below an email I received from Sasha Tsoutserov, director of the Moscow Evangelical Christian Seminary. This is where Andrei Blinkov spends some of his time teaching and training students. Many foreign missionaries do work in Moscow, so this is disturbing to say the least.

John Sandeman, Marlow congregation


tsutserov A new law has just been passed in Russia. The law states that:

Foreign citizens must not be employed in the Russian Federation as highly qualified specialists to perform preaching or any other kind of religious activity including conducting worship services or any other kind of religious rites and ceremonies, teaching religion and religious upbringing of followers of any kind of religion.”

The bad news is that no missionary from abroad can legally operate in Russia anymore. The good news is that the Moscow Seminary is nowadays a totally indigenous school. Not only is everybody on staff a Russian citizen but also the seminary is fully licensed by the Russian Federation to train Christian ministers and religious personnel for the church. And so, TOGETHER with you, the seminary can and will carry on with the Gospel even if the iron curtain comes back. 
Please, participate in training ministers for Russia in Russia:  you can donate online via (project name = 301710 Moscow Seminary).

Praise God and thank you!
Sasha Tsutserov


John Sandeman, 13/04/2011