Weeks 29-30 Russia

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4aquest
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Re: Weeks 29-30 Russia

Unread post by 4aquest » Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:29 am

I wanted to share about two people who would be interesting to read about for missionaries in Russia. The first one is Johannes Reimer. Here is a link to an article that you can translate into English from German.
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johannes_Reimer
Depending on your browser, it might ask if you want to translate the page to English. Or if you open it in Chrome, you can right click on the page and press “Translate to English”.
He wrote many books, some are translated into English. His book, Liberty in Confinement: A Story of Faith in the Red Army tells about his time in the military service in the Soviet Union. Preview the book because it has scenes that might be sensitive for young kids.
In his book Operation Soviet Union, he shares some background and information on 160 different people groups in the former USSR, and prayer requests. Even though the book was published in 1988 and 1990, we still enjoyed looking at the pictures included of the people in their costumes (black and white pictures).
The other great missionary among many great once is Ivan Stepanovich Prokhanov (1869-1935). See the links below on articles about him:
https://christianstandard.com/2013/11/j ... in-russia/
http://protestantism.enacademic.com/494 ... tepanovich
https://www.christianity.com/church/chu ... 30734.html
In the above mentioned article it states that: “When he was about ten years old, Ivan fainted and lay lifeless.” Other materials I have come across tell that he was still and infant when this occurred. The day of his death is October 6, 1935, in Berlin, Germany. In the article however, for some reason they say: “He died in exile on this day, April 6, 1924, in Berlin.”
This is a link to a Russian article that you can translate to English to learn a little more about him:
https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%9F%D1 ... 0%B8%D1%87
Again, depending on your browser, it might ask if you want to translate the page to English. Or if you open it in Chrome, you can right click on the page and press “Translate to English”.
In the translation, some minor differences in interpretation of the names here and there, but you will have a pretty good general idea about him and his work.

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Re: Weeks 29-30 Russia

Unread post by Julie - Staff » Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:15 am

4aquest wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:29 am
I wanted to share about two people who would be interesting to read about for missionaries in Russia.
Thanks for your post on Russian missionaries!

Because some of the links need translation, we thought some additional info might be helpful.

The Hazells read books by Johannes Reimer in the 80’s before leaving for the USSR in the midst of its collapse. Reimer had a heart for the small people groups of Russia.

Molokans were Russian Orthodox separatists who isolated themselves as they practiced a more reformed Orthodox doctrine unacceptable to most Orthodox but perhaps more Protestant in style -- as Protestants we can be prone to orthodoxy as we “protest.”

Julie

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