Photo: Recent seminary graduate Erdene Bandanov and family This update was shared by Rev. Matthew Heise, who serves as a missionary in Russia, Georgia, Mongolia and other locations in Eurasia. “The graduating class this year at the Theological Institute of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ingira in Russia was not as large as usual. We [...]
God continues to use Darya Shkurlyatyeva, a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ingria in Russia, to share the Gospel with diverse audiences through her music ministry.
The emphasis of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is Witness, Mercy, Life Together. Check out how the work of the LCMS in Eurasia reflects this emphasis!
Rev. Dr. Brent Smith and his family sent this Christmas greeting to you! Rev. Dr. Smith is the regional director for the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod in Eurasia. Check out this video and many more links to the happenings in Eurasia this month!
One of the mission focuses in Eurasia is "Reconnecting People to their Christian Heritage." The work of LCMS missionaries in Eurasia is to make those reconnections: through teaching English, sharing sacred music and commemorating and acknowledging the past through prayer.
The LCMS work in Eurasia spans from the ocean shores in Portugal to over 7,000 kilometers away to cities in Russia! Here's a quick glance as what's going on within those 7,000 kilometers!
On Saturday, July 30, Lutherans throughout Russia celebrated the 400th anniversary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Russia.
"In the five years that I [Jon] have been visiting St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in St. Petersburg, the exterior of the church has always been hidden and surrounded by scaffolding due to the reconstruction work that it has been slowly undergoing. In fact, I didn’t even know what the building looked like without the wooden framework..."
"Pavel Malinov is my student at the seminary in Koltushi and an evangelist in the remote regions of Siberia. A prison convert, Pavel has since his release been actively engaged in sharing with others the hope in Christ which has given his life new meaning..."
LCMS missionaries in Russia are safe following a bombing at Domodedovo Airport in Moscow on Monday, Jan. 24. Dr. Brent Smith, regional director for Eurasia, was in St. Petersburg for meetings with fellow LCMS missionary Rev. Jon Muhly. They report that “all LCMS World Mission personnel are ok”...