Depending on your age, Russia may conjure up images of Rocky IV, Red Dawn, the Evil Empire, or the Mueller Report. But amidst all the cultural caricatures, God is doing something beautiful today in this sprawling country that covers 11 different time zones.

Our friends at LiveDead are engaging some exciting Kingdom work in this former superpower. A Team from The Stone Table was able to engage with this work and its leadership in early 2019. Like so many places around the world, Jesus words still ring true: “the harvest is plenty but the laborers are few.”

This week we want to share a short story of what God is doing among the immigrant people that make up nearly 1/3 of Russia’s population and 88 unreached people groups. We also want to let you know that the brand new LiveDead Russia team is looking to onboard 15 workers this year and launch multiple Business as Mission projects.

The need is great! If God is speaking to you about short or long-term missions work, would you pray about Russia? If you’re interested in exploring opportunities from one week to a lifetime, click here for more info.

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Whenever we visit a local village, we pray that God would give us a person of peace—someone who will welcome us in, be receptive to the gospel, and connect us with others (Matt. 10:11-13). We don’t normally expect the answered prayed to come in the form of a 15-year-old Roma (or gypsy) girl!

Lydia lives in a village an hour outside our city. She recently came to faith while visiting a Roma house church and has been sharing with her family constantly since then. As a result, her three brothers have come to faith and her parents are seriously considering Christianity as well.

Recently, Lydia organized a prayer meeting at her home and thirty Roma people showed up! Our team leader was there and got to see two new Roma pray to receive Christ and many others encounter the Holy Spirit!

Every week there are more Roma coming to faith in our region. The problem now is there aren’t enough people to disciple them! Join us in praying that God would raise up Russian workers from the local church to disciple these new believers.

Interested in going with LiveDead Russia? Click here to start the conversation.