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Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Russian Missionaries Commissioned

On Sunday the 29th of July, Cornerstone Church commissioned two young brothers to go to the city of Novorossiysk, where they will begin a drug rehab with another church. We were able to present these guys with a guitar for leading worship at the new center. The guitar was a gift from a brother at Grace Capital Church, Concord NH, one of our supporting churches. A house group from GCC took the responsibility to send the guitar to Russia…thanks everyone! The guitar is a blessing to the people of Russia.

Yury (with the glasses) and Ivan are former addicts themselves, having come to Christ less than a year ago. Karen and I have had the privilege of being a part of teaching and discipling these guys for the last seven months. They graduated from the local rehab center and have been working as staff members there, helping others find Christ and gain victory over their addictions. They are both friends and really great guys who are radically committed to serving Christ.

This is an amazing story of God’s grace as these guys have gone from a life of crime and addiction to new believers then leaders and missionaries in less than one year! Pray for them as they begin this new work. Over the next year we will see dozens of people come to faith through the work these brothers do.

Yury - Me - Ivan

With their new Guitar

Pastor Dmitry praying for these new missionaries

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