Please join us in praying for Gennady and the church in Irkutsk. HeartCry not only supports Gennady, but also has committed to provide the funds necessary for the missionary trips mentioned in Gennady’s report below. Pray that the Lord might greatly bless the outreach and church-planting efforts of our dear brother.
Peace and grace to you from our Lord Jesus Christ. I thank the Lord for His mercy to us who are sinners saved by His grace. I am also thankful to HeartCry for your care and prayers for us.
THE GROWTH OF THE CHURCH
Our local church continues growing in the faith and calling sinners to repentance. I continue in expository preaching of the Word of God in our church. A few days ago, I began preaching through First Peter. I hope that God will bless my work to His glory. We are praying and growing in number little by little.
We are thankful to our Lord for a dear lady who has begun regularly attending our church. We also rejoice when we see God’s work in people, and we understand that it is the Lord – and not us – who saves. Furthermore, we are confident that those whom the Lord calls will also come to His Church and follow Him. We preach the Gospel of Christ to all and invite everyone to come to God, but only those who are truly called by God will come. It is the same with the dear lady that I just mentioned. When she first came to our church, frankly, we thought it would be the only time she would come; but she came back again and again. And more than that, she gave up some of her sins, because, as she confessed, God had convicted her; she understood her sinfulness! Her name is Anna. Please pray that the Lord might continue to work in her life in a mighty way.
MISSIONARY JOURNEY TO THE NORTH
Since last year, when Sergey Mochalov and I went to Yakutia, we have not stopped praying for God to provide a way for us to visit them again. Lord willing, our plan is to visit the church in Yakutsk, where Brother Andrey is ministering as the pastor, and to visit the dear believers in Srednekolymsk who are without a pastor. Yulia, a sister from Srednekolymsk, called us recently and said that, since our previous visit, some new local people have started to come to the fellowship. Some of them appear to have been converted and are ready for baptism! For this reason, we pray that the Lord will allow us to visit them again this summer.
MISSIONARY JOURNEY TO THE EAST
We also hope to visit another church in the city of Plastun. It is in the far east of our country, next to the Pacific Ocean. A brother who is a minister in the church there heard our sermons online and has invited us to come and share the Word of God with them in order to help them better understand the truth of Scripture. May the Lord allow and help us to make this journey!