Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, March 1-3: Pastors Timur, Yuri, Evgeni and Blake Purcell will attempt to invite 300 Russian-speaking men to attend the seminar (Friday and Saturday, March 3-4) What Is a Real Man: God's Perspective.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to touch 20 men's hearts to attend, and from this group for a men's Bible study to begin, which pastor Timur will lead. Less than 1% of the Russian-speaking population in Latvia is evangelical Christian!
Teaching the Untaught
This map shows the hometowns of the students in the Biblical Theological Seminary in St. Petersburg, Russia. 15 Russian-speaking men (including Timur from Latvia, and Yuri and Evgeniy from Dmitrov, near Moscow) will be coming together for two weeks in St. Pete to help each other see Christ better and be more like him. We have never had a student body that lives so spread out.
If each of these new students plants a church in his hometown, these will probably be the first Reformed churches in those towns. Our student body is doubling in size at this intensive!
Most of the men have never been taught how to study the Bible or how to teach the Bible. What a great privilege to teach the untaught in the largest country in the world!
The Slavic Reformation Society is a mission of North American churches initiated in response to the great commission of Jesus Christ, which is to make disciples of all nations of the earth. (Matthew 18:19, 20)