Thursday, July 30, 2009

Help Needed for Russian Lutherans

Lutherans were numerous in Russia from the sixteenth century Reformation until they were virtually wiped out by the Communists. However, following the collapse of the Iron Curtain, Christians have a lot more freedom in the formerly-Communist countries - including Russia itself. This includes the Lutherans, who have once again emerged in Russia.

Please take a look at this appeal for help.

I knew several of the fine men who studied in Fort Wayne in the Russian Project (not to mention the dedicated and godly professor, Rev. Dr. Tim Quill, who was in charge of the project). These men, who are now pastors, are devout and dedicated to our Lord, His Church, and the Gospel. They work under difficult circumstances, and if the seminary at Novosibirsk is allowed to fall, it could make things very difficult for the Lutherans in Russia.

If you can't support them financially, please pray fervently for our brothers and sisters in Russia!


+ Robert Wurst said...
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+ Robert Wurst said...

Fr. Beane,

You (and lots of others) will be receiving an appeal from the Siberian Lutheran Mission Society around Labor Day. We hope to raise some additional support for the Pastors and churches of Siberia.

Keep them and us (the SLMS) in your prayers.

+ Rob Wurst