We have recently added another missionary in Russia, Arseniy R.! Arseniy and his young family live in St. Petersburg – the famous Russian city where he grew up. He graduated from the Samara Center for Biblical Training (SCBT) in 2010 and soon after returned to St. Petersburg where he began leading a Bible study and longing for the Lord to raise up a solid church there.

After some time, and out of this group, the Lord grew their number and they sent a request to Samara for help in establishing them as a church. This is when Samara sent Alexey P. (who HeartCry began supporting) to help with the new church plant. By God’s grace, the church has deepened and grown tremendously.

Arseniy has been fulfilling the role of a co-pastor from the beginning while at the same time working construction to support his family. The church has come to a point where Arseniy is needed more full-time, but they are not yet at a place where they can fully support him. For this reason, and at the request of Alexey and the oversight of SCBT, HeartCry has begun support of Arseniy. We rejoice at the work being done in St. Petersburg and praise the Lord for His kindness toward the church there. Pray that they would continue to thrive and remain humble before the Lord.

You can read more about Arseniy and his testimony here.