Here is the latest (May 2012) newsletter from the Rev. Professor Alan Ludwig, the American professor serving Lutheran Theological Seminary, Novosobirsk, Siberia! In fact, here is a link to the archives of all the newsletters!
In this installment, he writes about his recent visit to St. James Lutheran Church - Novokuznetsk. The pastor of St. James made a visit to the U.S. a few months ago - including a visit to us in Gretna, Louisiana. My own experience with the pastor and people of St. James (here, here, and here) is very similar. They really are a socially gregarious and theologically serious congregation (and they serve a lot of tea)!
Please keep Professor Ludwig in your prayers, and if you would like to financially help his ongoing work and ministry in Siberia, please visit his website and his blog.