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  • 7/28/2019 HeartCry 71 - Siberia


    I N T H I S I S S U E

    Articles:T H E G R E A T N E E D

    S T R I K I N G T H E B A L A N C E

    T H E G R E A T T R A N S - S I B E R I A N J O U R N E Y

    L E S S O N S F R O M T H E C H U R C H I N R U S S I A

    Reports from the Field:C O O R D I N A T O R ' S R E p O R T - R U S S I A

    S p R E A D I N G T H E G O S p E L I N S I B E R I A

    H O M E L E S S I N S I B E R I A

    Missionary Spotlight:B A K H I D K .

    7 1 A P R - J U N 2 0 1 2 T H A T G O D S N A M E B E G R E A T A M O N G T H E N AT I O N S

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    The Great Need

    The harvest is as plentiful as ever, and the

    workers are as few as ever ............... 4

    Striking the Balance

    Holding a balance between Godssovereignty and our responsibility ..... 6

    The Great Trans-Siberian Journe

    The missionary exploits of Frederick

    William Baedeker through the remote

    areas of Siberia .............................. 8

    Lessons from the Church in Russia

    What can Western Evangelicals learn from

    the persecuted church? ................. 16

    Looking unto the Harvest

    Statistics revealing the great harvest which

    remains in Russia ......................... 21

    Coordinator's Report - Russia

    A report from HeartCry Coordinator

    Holden Barry about his recent trip to

    Belarus and Siberia ....................... 22

    Spreading the Gospel in Siberia

    A letter from Pastor Sergey in Irkutsk,

    Siberia, telling of the hardships of carrying

    the gospel to Siberia ...................... 28

    Homeless in Siberia

    A special report from HeartCry Missionary

    Vladimir Radzihovski in Nizhnevartovsk,

    Siberia ............................................. 32

    Missionar Spotlight

    Bakhid K. is a Kazakh pastor in Northern

    Kazakhstan who is seeking to reach the

    Muslim Kazakhs............................ 34





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    THe HeaRTCRy MiSSionaRy SoCieTyP.o. Box 3506RaDfoRD, ViRginia 24143

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    HeartCry Staff

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    All of us here at HeartCry hope

    and pray that this Summer Edition of the

    HeartCry magazine nds you growing in

    the grace and knowledge of our Lord andSavior Jesus Christ. We pray that the fullness

    of Gods salvation might be an ever-growing

    reality in you, your family, and your church.

    We also pray that your knowledge might

    increase, so that you might know the will

    of God and live your life in the very center

    of it. We have only one life to live for Him.

    It is a great privilege and stewardship. Let

    us be found faithful.As I write this introduction, the Heart-

    Cry ofce looks more like Grand Central

    Station than a mission ofce. Holden Barry

    has just returned from Siberia, Marc Glass

    has just left for an extended trip to the

    Middle East, and I am headed to Peru for

    one month. With the departure of three

    full-time staff workers over the last year, we

    nd ourselves short-handed, wearing manydifferent hats and running on full-throttle! It

    can be a little exasperating at times, but to

    be poured out for the Lords sake and for

    the sake of His people is an unrelenting joy.

    Please pray that we might be more sensi-

    tive to the Lords direction and not waste

    a moment on detours.

    We praise God that He has just re-

    cently provided a man to take over thework in Asia. In a few months, Brother

    Aaron Pikkarainen and his soon-to-be wife

    Christina will be moving from Minneapolis

    to Radford to join the HeartCry staff. This

    is a tremendous answer to prayer. In fact,

    God has gone beyond all we asked! In an

    upcoming edition, we hope to introduce

    you to this young couple and to the work

    they will be overseeing!We are very excited about this present

    edition of the HeartCry magazine because it

    focuses on a remote area of the world that

    has always been upon our hearts - Siberia.

    Over the last few years, HeartCry stafferHolden Barry has carried a greater and

    greater burden for Siberia, and when God

    began to open the doors, he was more than

    willing to run through them. Over the last

    year or so, Holden has been making contacts

    with men of like faith and practice, and we

    are now poised to advance without reserva-

    tion with the men that God has brought to

    us. We sincerely ask for your prayers on ourbehalf. There is so much to do and so little

    time. We must go forth with great zeal, and

    also with great discernment.

    With the departure of South Ameri-

    can Coordinator Brad White, I have once

    again taken over the responsibilities for the

    Spanish-speaking world. To begin, I will be

    traveling to Peru with my family in order

    to become reacquainted with the workand the missionaries whom we sponsor.

    Needless to say, my entire family is excited

    about the trip and the great possibilities of

    ministry. Please pray for me and my wife

    Charo, who will once again be ministering

    at my side and teaching the wives of pastors

    and missionaries.

    To conclude, I hope that this edition of

    the HeartCry magazine will not only blessyou, but also move you to greater devotion

    to Christ and His cause!

    Your brother,

    Paul David Washer

    Dear Brothers & Sisters,

    HeartCry Magazine is a quarterly magazine ree

    o charge to all ho request it. The primary

    purpose o our magazine is to share something

    o the great ork that Go is oing in the orl

    through inigenous missions.

    HeartCry is a missionary society ith one great

    an overriing passion: that Go's Name be

    Great among the Nations (Malachi 1:11) an

    that the Lamb receive the ull rear or His

    suering (Revelation 7:9-10).


    (540) 707 1005|www.HEARTCRYMISSIONARY.COM


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    The sTage is seT for possibly The

    greaTesT advancemenT in missions

    ThaT The church has ever knoWn.



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    b y P A U L W A S H E R

    "...The harvest is more plentiful than ever, thedoor of opportunity is open wider than ever,and the workers are as few as ever."

    of 7 biLLion PEoPLE > 560 MiLLion (8%) EvAngELicALS

    of 16,787 PEoPLE gRoUPS > 6,947 (41%)UnREAcHEd!

    of 7 biLLion PEoPLE > 2.8 biLLion (40%) oUt of RAngE!

    of 7,000 LAngUAgES > 2,000 (29%) WitHoUt ScRiPtURE!

    of 8 biLLion > ? % EvAngELicALS






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    tur b whs m strs dchlls t ths d - frdrck Wl-lm Bdkr.

    Dr. f.W. Bdkr ws br grm 1823, but t t r-lus ml. H btd dctr-t phlsph t th Uvrst frbur, d ls srvd thrm. atr th trc dth hsw thr mths, h dcdd tlv grm, d s th wrld;d s 1854, h sld rm e-ld t Tsm, jur tht lst-d vr ur mths. fv rs ltrh rturd t eld, d tk uptch, stll rrlus, d prud hs ubl.

    i th tw whr h lvd, dur1866, Lrd Rdstck hld srs mts. a cqutc vtdBdkr t ttd, whch h ddwth sm rluctc. it ld t hm

    ttd svrl mts. ThLrd Rdstck rqustd prsltrvw wth hm whch dd wthbth m thr ks prr.Bdkr hd bcm chdm d chld gd.

    Ths hhl tltd m, wllductd d lut svrl l-us, ws s ctvl prchChrst. Lrd Rdstck trducd

    hm t sm th blt St.Ptrsbur wh hd b cvrtdthruh hs mstr, d Bdkrlt gds cll t srv Hm thld Russ.

    i 1877, Bdkr d hs sc-d w mvd t St. Ptrsbur d

    std r thr rs wrk mst-l, but t clusvl, s v-lst mst th lr grm cm-mut th rsdt th ct d thr prts th Russ mpr.Hr hw m ts thusds

    m d wm wr prssd pl-sttlmts ll vr Rus-s, but spcll Sbr, h -clmd, oh tht th prss mhtb pd t m!

    H mtd hs dsr t cutss St. Ptrsbur wh ws rd th mprss. Sh thuhtths wuld vr b llwd b thuthrts, but dscussd t wthhr husbd. Sm tm ltr, whshpp St. Ptrsbur, th hp-pd t mt th Drctr Prs-s th strt. Sh skd hm hwuld v prmt t Dr. Bdkrt bl hm t vst prss, tlk tth prsrs, d v thm Bblsr thr sprtul d.

    Th drctr, wh ws rlus

    m, ws vurbl d rd thtBdkr shuld vst hm. Whth mt, th drctr, hlpul v,tld hm but th drt tps prss d pl-sttlmts hshuld vst. H sustd tht B-dkr vst str Sbr, spcllSkl Pl isld, d tht bs Bbls d nw Tstmts brwrdd dvc t vr plc

    h prpsd t vst. H th vhm prmt br th upctdd uqu uthrst, Dr. B-dkr s udr spcl cmmd tvst th Sbr prss d t sup-pl th cvcts wth cps thHl Scrpturs.


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    Rai l : 1090 mi les, R iver : 3388 mi les, Cart : 2282 mi les.

    Immense OppOrtunIty

    Adr pprtut, rtrth h culd hv md,hd b pd b gd r

    Bdkr t mstr t ths whmsct hd rjctd d wshd trt. S b mstr tht wst lst ht rs, d whchrchd t vr crr Russsvst mpr rm Wrsw th wstt Bku th suth d t Skl th r st.

    Br vst Sbr, Bdkrspt w rs d vlstcwrk d dstrbut Scrpturs th prss eurp Russ. Th 1889, h trvlld s r s Tmskt s smth th cdts Sbr prss, d t mk plsr jur s r s Skl ll th ds br th Sbr rlwws bult.

    Bdkr b hs rull,hstrc mss d 67, surrm svr curvtur th spd thr pul hdcps. Hws ccmpd b th ldr Russ evlcl Chrsts, J-hs Krl (1846-1933), s hsud d trprtr. H ws rtu-t t d such ws, dl, dprcd m s hs cmp,d t mtd hs zl d

    hlpulss lttrs hm. Th Rus-s Bbl Sct hlpd Bdkrb sd hd hm lr sup-pls Scrpturs t Prm, ykt-rbur, Tum, Tmsk, irkutsk,d nklvsk. Suppls ls wtb s rm odss r hs wrk Skl.

    Th tw m st ut rm St. P-

    trsbur th 10th M, 1890r Mscw. o thr rrvl thwt drctl t th lr ctrlprs whr th gvrr d hscls, rcz Bdkr rmhs m prvus vsts, v hm wrm wlcm.

    W rrvd t s prt ls, 400 m, wm,d chldr, t t Sbr, l dtrrbl mrch. Thr rbut 3,000 prsrs hrd vr v ds prt sst . a kd-hrtd Ms-cw mrcht vs t chl rubl thr d-prtur, t m, wm, dchld.

    Thr r sm mlswth thr r ur chldrd sm mthrs crrts. it ws sd sht ts thm ll, d kw S-br s i d, i m sur thtm ths dr pplwll d th w, spcllth chldr, d vr rchthr dstt. nt dw sw 800 m chs twhm w wr bl t spk


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    d prst wth nw Tst-mts; th wr ll t Sbr. Krl hs b rt hlp t m, h s bldd spks wthut hst-


    Th tk th ht tr t nzh--nvrd rrv th 14th M th mr. a thwt strht t th lr ctrlprs, whr th vstd th prs-rs, spk t thm prslld dstrbut th 500 nw Ts-

    tmts tht th hd bruht wththm. Tht v th brdd thstmr r Prm, cllct mrScrpturs t Kzh whch th v

    t th mrts rm Kursk thrw t Tmsk. Thr stmr thlt th Vl rvr d prcdd upth Km rvr t Prm whr thrrvd th 19th M:

    W wt t c t th gv-rr d th t th lrprs whch mr th600 prsrs r crwddtthr umrculmr. i d t thk i hvs prs whr whch m r s crwdd

    tthr. Thr r tw mrprss hr, d w wll trt vst thm bth.

    HIs Way Of speakIng


    m wh ws bl t c-cmp Bdkr t prs- hs v ths ccut hs

    mthd spk t prsrs:

    Th prsrs r brlspk t s srs whmgd lvs, d r whmH st Hs S t d. itws vr clr tht Bd-kr lvd thm ll d thsmd th m lst vr t-ttvl. Th prs clswr thusstc hlpBdkr, d ls hlpdth tw prsrs wh wrcrr hu bskt Scrpturs rm cll tth t. i ths prs thr

    wr m rm m dr-t prts th mpr, dBdkr tld thm tht thgspl ws trul tr-tl, r ll rcs m,thruh th bld ChrstsCrss br ssurc justct d trll t ll wh cm t gd

    thruh Hm.

    scenes Of starvatIOn


    h lt Prm b tr, rrv yktrbur M 21std s ws thr custm th

    wt strht t th prs. Thhd ls rrd t mt th e-lsh rprsttv th Brtsh dfr Bbl Sct wh lvd th tw. H rd t ccmpthm rm Tmsk t irkutsk t hlpwth trsprt Scrpturs r tht st thr jur. Th thprcdd b tr t Tum whrth rlw dd, rrv M27th. Th wr shckd t dscvrthusds mrts d prs-rs wh hd rrvd hr br thmd culd trvl urthr s thl ms trsprt wr rvrstmrs trppd b th rz rvr.

    Bdkr wrts:

    n r t stmbts hvb l rz th rvrTur, but th c s w thw-. Th bts wll b rtlcrwdd s s m pss-rs r wt. our trbruht thr 800 m-

    rts. yu ct mth sc! Wm d chl-dr slp wd shds,but thr m slp utsd th rud. W hd mpprtuts hlpthm wth m. Sm


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    thm r lmst strv. ihv vr s such msr

    s hr! Prsrs, d thrwr lmst tw thusd thm, hv bttr lv c-dts th prs w vs-td. Th r put spclbrs d plcd csr thr jur up th rvr.

    Thr stmr lt Tum th

    31st M rrv Tblsk th 2d Ju. Hr th vstdsvrl prss. M th 1,500prsrs th mt wr wt rtrsprtt b br t Tmskwth thr wvs d chldr. Bd-kr sd:

    Th m lstd rl

    t th gspl, d w tkmr tm ch cll. ThWrd ws v d rcvd pwr. W wt thstr d th v.Th prsrs lstd wthrt ttt s dd th -cls. Sm th prsrswh hd rcvd Bbls r

    nw Tstmts rm us lstr cm d shwd thm.Th hd md crdbrdcss t prtct thm. Mgd blss thm!

    atr st lmst tw wks,th lt b stmr r Tmsk, trv-

    ll up th rvrs irtsh d ob drrv thr th 18th Ju.Th wr mt b Mr. Dvds th Brtsh d fr Bbl Sct,wh ws t hlp thm t trsprtmr Scrpturs t irkutsk, d hdbruht tw tarantass (crts) r thspurps; r hmsl d rBdkr d Krl. fr th t

    tw mths, ths prmtv, spr-lss crts wuld b thr hms whch th wuld slp, t, dstr ll thr bls!

    all th Bbls lr pcktswr strd th bttm th crtswth mttrsss d cushs ld tp r th pssrs t l . Thvstd thr prss d Bdkr

    ws plsd t s tht prsrs,t whm h hd v Scrpturs thprvus r, wr shw ss b sprtull lucd b whtth wr rd.

    o th 24th Ju, th st utr Krsrsk, 700 km w. Thrwr twt-sv pst-stts th w whr th wuld b bl t

    ch hrss d bu s, blckbrd, d ht wtr t supplmtth d th crrd wth thm.Bcus th summr ht thrstd dur th d, trvll rmur clck th tr thruh


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    vstd th prss Krsrsk,

    d Mr. Dvds wt hd tirkutsk. Bdkr ws dpl m-prssd b th uspld but llrud hm:


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    w hd p-r mts rth prsrs d prclmdth gspl t thm rl dull. i th v, 400 t500 m rturd rm wrk,d w hd thm rmdt squr. Krl d i,std th crt wth ur

    bks, spk t thm ll. Thcrs ls lstd mst t-ttvl, svrl thm b- dpl mvd.

    Br lv irkutsk th25th Jul, th sd db tMr. Dvds wh hd t rtur tyktrbur. ahd thm ws

    jur 1,500 km b tarantass(crts) t th ctr th rth dd t vst. Crss LkBkl b stmr, th rrvd vds ltr Cht, spk Chrst t Ml vllrs thw. o th 2d auust th r-rvd nrchsk. Bdkr wrts:

    W hv w rchd thvr ctr th Sb-r cvct-prs sstm.W hv rt umbr bks t b tk t thsprss, d w m hv


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    dcult bt uhhrss t crr thm. Smds w wll hv qut crv tarantass dtw cvrd crts ld wthbks.

    Th rchd Srtsk th

    5th auust, d th t d stut r th muts r th Ch-

    s brdr, whr th hrd-lburcrmls wr put t wrk thslvr ms. Dur th t tds, th trvlld 600 km vstsv pl-sttlmts (th ms ur thm c stll b ud th mp Kd, alksdrvskZvd, gr Zrtu d nrch-

    sk Zvd).

    tHe respOnse

    W hd hpp wrk wth u-lmtd lbrt t prch thgspl d t tlk t md wm, sm whmwr dpl mvd. i ths prss hd thrvr b Bbls r nw Ts-tmts v br. Thwr vr thkull rcvd,d th crs wr mstkd. i m s thkul tgd tht w hv b blt vst ths plcs. n hs vr b hr t shw trst th prsrs,mst whm r hrddcrmls d murdrrs . . .it s sd sht t s thppl ths dstrcts;

    thr s sldm sml c. Th lstd vrtttvl t ur prch-; svrl m wpt dm prssd rttud.Sm ll thr ks d

    thkd gd. W hv t lstud crr th wrldwhr th gspl hs vrb hrd br. icludKr, thr r 10,000 crm-

    ls ths plcs, bthm d wm.

    Th rturd t Srtsk, d th 18th auust, st ut rKr trvll strl drc-t th Rvr Shlk r prt th w d th rmdr b crt. iths vr rmt d sltd r,

    pltcl prsrs d rvlutr-s wr kpt. atr vst thm rur ds th rturd t Sr-tsk:

    W hv b t Kr dthr rchd th clm th Sbr prss. Thwrst crmls r kpt

    hr, m d wm whv clm t hv rtthm, m d vrth th pst. is t pssbl?Th r clld Kw th- r Hv rtt vr-


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    th. our wrk th prs-s ws mst chr. Thpr crturs wr s rt-ul r th Wrd spk d

    ls m th crs swll. Th sd, i ur prs-rs culd hr such srms

    tw r thr tms r twuld mk rt dr-c. Thr prsts prctcl-l d th r thm; th

    r lt t thmslvs d tth pwr vl.


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    First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions andthanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all whoare in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in allgodliness and dignity. - I Timothy 2:1-2

    Blessed are those who have been persecutedfor the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the

    kingdom of heaven. - Matthew 5:10

    Indeed, all who desire to live godly in ChristJesus will be persecuted. - II Timothy 3:12

    For to you it has been

    granted for Christs sake,

    not only to believe in Him,

    but also to suffer for His

    sake. - Philippians 1:29


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    lesson One

    in this first photo, we see a small un-derground church meeting in a se-cluded area of the forest.

    M thr mmbrs d mst thr ldrs hd b cpturdd mprsd. Th hd buld-, rt pstr, tltdwrshp tm, crull crtdmult-md prstt, d prrms t mt lt ds. i ct,th hd th ths tht rcsdrd sstls mdr dWstr evlclsm. Th hdth t drw blvrs t cr-t cpt thr th Chrst dthr lv r thr. Th hdth t ttrct th ucvrtdbut th prms crt sur ths l d lr th t. Hwth dd th prspr? Th prs-prd b th thulss gd, thpwr th spl, d th wrd thr tstm (Rvlt 12:11).a prscutd church s strppd ll sl-succ. it hs hp -cpt tht whch s ud gd, d pwr cpt tht whch s ud prr. a prscutd church sstrppd wrldlss. Th wrld,whch pprs s tmptrss t us

    th Wst, hs tk hr mskt th prscutd church d shwhrsl s sh s - whr stdrd wth th bld Chrsts brd.a prscutd church s strppd ll utwrd but d prst. it

    hs th t ttrct crl m,d wll j ts rks cptths wh hv b rrtd bth Sprt th lv gd.

    What can we learn from this?frst, w shuld t thk t vl t

    hv bulds whch t wrshp,whthr th b mmbrs hmr lr udtrum. furthrmr,w shuld rjc gds prvdchs prvdd r us rt pstrsd tchrs. als, thr s thhrtl wr wth tltd mu-scs d td vcs. Scdl,w shuld rlz tht Wstr ev-lclsm s udtd wth lshldvcs tht t l d t dvcth cus Chrst, but ls hdrt. Wh wll w lr tht th mrw trust th rm th lsh, thlss w wll s th pwr gd?Wh wll w lr tht w must tl hv bblcl mss, but wmust ls l us bblcl ms tprpt t? Wh wll w lr thtvr dvr th church s su-prturl? W c ccmplsh th- cpt tht whch s ccrd tth wll gd, crrd ut ccrdt th prcpts gd, d ccm-plshd b th pwr gd. Thlsh prts th. Wstr ev-lclsm s ull s d rtctvt; but wh th dust sttls ll ur rts, d w s th kd dvt tht s st br us thssl phtrph?


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    i m thkul rths wh prd c-cr m rct trp

    t Blrus d Russ. i trul lt thLrds ud hd s i trvld lt-

    rll ll crss tht vst cutr.frm th utst ths rprt, i mustthk tw m wh r hld hhstm b ll us t HrtCr, dwh hv b rt hlp t msc i b crdt th wrk ths w r. frst, i wt tthk Bll Ptt Clr r hscusl d vlubl prc

    rm th m rs h spt ms-tr Blrus d Russ thruh

    th mstr Grace to Russia. als, iwt t thk Rr Wl Ld,eld, wh hs t l ctrb-utd t th wrt ths mz(s pp. 8-15), but hs ls b

    wlth kwld d cusl rm. M u hv t skdth vr vld qust rrdhw w dscvr th m w wrkwth. Th tw m i hv just m-td r b prt th swr.Thr lv r gd d pss rlst suls, cupld wth rs -prc d m hlpul ctcts,

    v us rt pltrm r dwrth m wth whm w c wrk.

    ChurCh Planters


    As i sttd m prvus rprt,

    th purps ths trp ws tspd tm wth ch th

    mssrs whm w r currtlsupprt; t urthr vr d dc-umt thr lvs d mstrs; dt mt wth thr pttl mss-r cddts. Th d Russ,spcll Sbr, s rt; d w hp t mk lst mpct,

    w must crs ur umbr s-pl prchrs d church pltrs

    th r. it ws wth ths burd

    th rrt m md d hrt

    tht i lt r Russ, pr tht th

    Lrd wuld rs up mr lbrrs,

    d tht H wuld drct m t thswh wr m trt d clld

    t th wrk th spl. i ttl, th

    trp tk thr wks, d w trvld

    t thr m rs: Blrus d tw

    k cts Sbr. i thk gd tht

    i hd th prvl trvl wth

    pstr rm Blrus md gr V.

    nt l dd h tch th mssr-

    s d churchs, but h ls srvds m trsltr.

    russiaCOOrdinatOr's rePOrtby holden barry


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    i th mddl Mrch, i rrvd Msk, th cptl ct Blrus.Thr i std wth Pstr gr

    d hs w, Lud. Th r th pr-ts Slv V., wh s supprtd

    b HrtCr. Blrus s rl smllcutr tht brdrs Russ thWst d ws prt th rmr S-vt U. i m ws, t lks eu-rp, t th ppl rm vrRuss. Du t rlus lws dth vrmt, Blrus s currtlcsdrd rstrctd t, whrppl c b d d thrw t

    prs r b mmbrs ur-strd churchs. Tthr, grd Slv pstr such church. itws prvl t s ths urs-trd church lv d wll. Dsptlws d rults tht rbdthm t uct, th ctu tllw Chrst d th mpl thnw Tstmt church. i ws bl

    t ttd tw thr wrshp mt-s, d t ws dlht t j thr llwshp. it bcm clr thtth uthrts r currtl -rssv, but th thrt rms,d kws wh th wll bprvkd t ct. i 2006, Pstrgr ws thrw t prs rld rlus mts hs

    hus. H ws rlsd 10 ds ltrd d.

    i ddt t vst th church Msk, gr tk m w hurs'drv utsd th ct whr w mtwth thr urstrd church.

    Th hld spcl srvc tht v- d skd m t prch. it shumbl t b m such pplwh kw th th budtrlus rdm tht w prc th Wst. Thr m b pprtu-ts r us t cm lsd ths

    pstr d th church th r u-tur.

    Twrd th d m st B-lrus, i trvwd Slv d spttm wth hm d hs ml. i wsrtl curd b hm d thdrt spcts hs mstr.Slv t l pstrs wth hs -thr, but h ls lds ltrtur

    trslt d dstrbut mstrwhch s prv t b vr lutlcrss Russ d prts Kzkh-st. H s ls th mddl dc-trl studs b ts thruhHhld Thlcl Cll Sct-ld. Th m rs r ths s tulll hs mbt d strt-

    Slv wth hs w, a, d thrtw ss - Vldmr d artm.

    a urstrd church Blrus.


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    Bbl-bsd smr Blr-us. i lt thr cdt ur prt-rshp wth ths wrth mstr.

    Irkutsk, sIBerIa

    frm Msk, gr d i st utr Sbr. Bcus Russ ssuch mssv cutr, t tks

    m hurs t trvl btw th ct-s Sbr (v b rpl). oct smpl l rm ct t -thr, but must l ll th w bck t

    Mscw br b cctd drt lht t th t ct. frths rs, w rrvd rst Ms-cw d th lw thruh th htt irkutsk. our purps ws t mtwth Brthr Sr Mchlv whlds th church-plt rts

    llwshp pstrs tht tdsthruhut th tr r. W lspurpsd t ttd crc wthll th m thr wh r currtlb supprtd b HrtCr d t

    plr th pssblt utur prt-rshps wth thr church pltrs.

    M rst mprss irkutskws t d . i pctd thwthr t b cld, spcll wthth wd, but i dd t pct thppl t b v cldr! evrsmd vsbl uhpp, thr sd rr, d thr ws vrwhlm-

    l drkss d dprs-s. i ctrst t ths drkss, thlht d wrmth th Chrsts th church trul std ut. it wslk th drc btw ht dd! Ths th church wr vsblhpp d lld wth purps, j,

    My irst impression o Irkutskwas.. . an overwhelmin g eel ing

    o darkness and depression. Incontrast. . . the l ight and warmth

    o the Christ ians in the church. . .was l ike the dieren ce be tween

    night and day!


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    d lv twrd thr.our ld ws th vr sm

    buld whch th crc wsb hld, d ths prvd t b wdrul pprtut r m t tt kw th mssrs d ps-trs wh hd cm rm ll vr thr. Sm trvld s m srt hurs b tr! Mst thsm wr v pprtut tprch t th crc, d i ws

    plstl surprsd b th cttd dpth thr srms. ntl ws th crc ull dprch, but thr wr ls tmsthruhut th d v t crp-rt prr s wll. atr th cr-c, w hd th pprtut vs-t thr drt church srvcsrb, whch bld us t t v

    mr cqutd wth sm thdvdul wrks d t s hw thrlt t thr.

    B gds rc, w wr blt mt wth d trvw mst th m dvdull. Th mut spl wrk d church pltth r d s qut mprssv.Currtl, thr r ttl lv

    churchs (sm rl w) lctd t drt cts d vlls. iddt t ths, thr r thrtws tht r b rulrl vst-d wth th spl, d Bbl studrups hv b strtd m

    thm. Utl w, mst th mlbr hr hv hd t wrk ull-

    tm sculr jbs whl stll trt crr ut th dmds churchplt d cr r thr mls.Sm hv v hd t lv th rr up t thr mths t tm justt d uh ssl wrk t sup-prt thr mls. nt l s thswr thr mls, but t lss t hlth r u church

    t hv thr pstr bst r thtl. al wth ths cl d,thr s ls th rtr d r thlcl tr prrm t burthr dvlpd.

    Br mbrk ths plr-tr vst, HrtCr ws lrd sup-prt tw ths m - Vsvldgub d Mm Mkv. Sc m

    rtur, w hv cmmttd t sup-prt thr mr: gd Mchv,eu grchkv, d eu Sh-plvsk. Ths r humbl m whhv vr hh vw gd.

    Omsk, sIBerIa

    Atr ur tm irkutsk, w lwbck t Mscw rdr tctch ur rd- lht bck

    t omsk, Sbr. it ws m lst stpbr rtur hm. i omsk, wmt up wth HrtCr mssr


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    Vldmr Rdzhvsk wh hd trv-ld thr rm hs hm nzhv-rtvsk mr th 600 klmtrs(370 mls) t th rth. our m

    bjctv vst omsk ws tmt wth th k ldrs rm bb-lcl tr ctr Smr, Rus-s. Th hd ls trvld t omsk rdr t trduc us t sm mth wr rcmmd r sup-prt. Mr th r d hl, HrtCr bcm cqutdwth th Smr Ctr r Bblcl

    Tr (SCBT), d w hv bbuld rltshp wth thmsc tht tm. SCBT s prt Th Mstrs acdm itrtlwhch s mstr th MstrsCll d Smr Clr.SCBT ws stblshd Smrt rs d s ddctd tprvd sld thlcl tr

    thruh smr lvl curss dprrms. Wht s mst ttrctvbut SCBT s tht thr sld bbl-cl tch s wdrull utdwth rcus sprt d dp lvr Chrst d th lst.

    Th wrk tht SCBT s d s bslut csst. W prs gdtht th r dvt thr tm d

    rsurcs t tr d prprm r utur mstr. Hwvr,th qust must b skd: Whthpps t ths wh cmplt thrtr d r clld t b stut d supprtd s mssr-

    s? Wh wll hlp thm? B gdsprvdc, ths s whr HrtCrc hlp, d w r vrjd thv such pprtut! W wrlrd supprt tw m thruhSCBT br vst omsk - BkhdK. (church pltr Kzkhst)d Dmtr Chubuk (church plt-r yktrbur). Hv mt wth

    th ldrshp d th m mwh r b trd t SCBT, wr w cdt thr trt,d w hp t supprt s m thr rduts s gd llws.

    our tm omsk ws lld wthdvdul d crprt mtswth th mssrs, th studts,d th ldrs rm Smr. W

    wr ls bl t ttd th rd-t srvc tw rct rduts SCBT wh r plt church omsk. it ws j t s thsm b rmd thr cll ttk th spl t ths drk ct d


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    t ld th church ccrd t thcmmds Scrptur. HrtCrhs ls bu supprt ths m - Brthr adr Dlv.

    o th hhlhts th -tr trp ccurrd dur ur lstv omsk. W hd thrdt th hm th pstrs th u church omsk lwth th k ldrs rm Smr

    d sm thr thr rdutswh wr w mstr th sur-rud rs. Thr wr t usprst, rprst churchs

    ur drt cutrs. W hd wdrul tm llwshp dprr, d t smd s thuh thLrd ws ktt ur hrts tthrr th dvcmt Hs Kdm Sbr!

    . . . i t seemed as thoughthe Lord was knitt ing

    our hearts together orthe advancement o His

    Kingdom in Siber ia!

    mOvIng fOrWard

    W r w supprt t ms-srs Russ d thrmr Svt U: ht

    Sbr, Blrus, d Kzkhst. as lws, th rtstd r th wrk Russ s prr.Pls pr tht th m wuld r-

    m thul d prrss dl-ss s husbds d thrs. Prr thr mls, tht th wuld b rt hlp d t hdrc tth wrk th church.

    athr rt d Russ sthlcl tr r th m th irkutsk r. Rht w, w rwrk t t sld thlcl r-

    surcs trsltd t Russ rths purps. Currtl, HrtCr sud th trslt prjct Lus Brkhs Sstmtc Thl-, d w pl t strt thrtrslt prjct r Pul Wshrs

    wrkbks, The One True God dThe Truth About Man. Ths wrk s b- crrd ut thruh Slv V. dhs ltrtur mstr Blrus. atth prst, Brthr Pul Wshrd i r schduld t t Russ nvmbr, whr h wll b spkt tw crcs. W ls pl tschdul thr tr crcs

    th r utur r th bt drwth th mssrs.W prs th Lrd r wht H

    s d Russ, d w ctulk t Hm s w mv rwrd.Thk u r ur prrs.


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    A LeTTeR fRoM BRoTHeR SeRgeyThis is one of the first letters of corre-spondence between HeartCry Coordi-nator Holden Barry and Pastor Sergeyfrom Irkutsk, Siberia. Although the let-ter is brief, the photos tell the story of

    the hardship he and his coworkers mustface to carry the gospel to the remotevillages of Siberia.

    Severe Be auty, wh erethe winter lasts or nine

    months o the year, and the

    temperatures can plummetto 72f below zero!

    t u wh r lvd Chrst:M th mrc, lv, d rc almht gd b up ll

    u. W rmmbr u urprrs br th thr rc,d w v thks t gd r urprrs d ur dsr t supprtth sprd th spl thld Sbr!

    as u c s, i hv st usm phts d dscrpt prt ur mstr crss est-r Sbr. it wll v u bttrudrstd th wrk t whchgd hs clld us.

    i th pht th rht, u sth church th sttlmt alk-svsk, whch s pstrd b BrthrVtl. W hv st hm d hs m-l rm ur church irkutsk t thsttlmt alksvsk. Th hv r th sk th spl dth rt d th ppl thsrthr r. i ths r, th w-tr lsts r mths th r,d th tmprturs c plummtt 72 f blw zr! Th r s vrbutul, but t s svr but.

    it s vr l jur t rch

    th sttlmt alksvsk rmur hm bs th ct irkutsk- pprmtl 1000 klmtrs r620 mls thruh th Sbr taiga(rst). it s vr dcult t trvlthruh ths r bth th wtrd th summr. Th wtrs r bt-trl cld, d th sws mk thrds mpssbl. i th summrs,th rds r qull mpssbl b-cus th cl bcms sup dslppr mss. Ths wh r brvuh t ttmpt such jur -t t stuck d r rcd t lv th Sbr taiga r wk rmr br th r rscud. Ths sth rlt r th ppl wh lv th utr vlls. Bcus thsths, th r vr hrd ppl -srs, thsts, d drukrds. Tthm w d prch th spl Jsus Chrst! But sdl, vr w th ppl cm t gd thskds plcs.

    athr ur church pltss th sttlmt yl. Thschurch s lctd 1100 klmtrs r683 mls rthwst irkutsk ct,d lk alksvsk, t hs vr cld

    Spreading th


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    The church in the settlementof Alekseevsk. Pastor Vitaly isthe second man from the left.

    Pastor Sergey is the secondman from the right.

    Pstr Sr tch th m llwshps Sbr.

    a rd thruh th Sbrtaiga (rst). Trvl thruh

    ths rs s dcult bth summr d wtr.

    . . . they are a veryhard people - s inners,atheists, and drunkards.To th em we go an dpreach the gospel o

    Jesus Christ !

    Th Church yl.



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    wtrs. M cr s t tdd ttrvl such svr cdts, ds u s th pht, i must bvr crtv t kp m cr wrm th mdst th bttrl cld tm-prturs. Th rds t ll th utrsttlmts r trml dcultdu t ll th c. Dur rcttrp, ur cr sld th rd d tstuck dp sw. W st thr r whl d b t rz. Hwvr,w kpt pr tht th Lrd wuldsd sm l th sm rdwh culd pull us ut. ol b thmrc gd, w r stll lv td,d t rz.

    W rulrl vlz dshr th rc Chrst mthr vlls d sttlmts. erllst spr, th Lrd blssd us wth

    th brth thr church ths sttlmts clld arsk.W hv st Brthr Vsvld gu-b (w HrtCr Mssr) tb thr pstr. Th church mtstthr vr smll prtmt,d th st s cls t ch thrtht th r lk srds c.Th r vr dr u churchd d ur prrs. W Bptstsr t prmttd t mt tthr publc bulds d r tllwd t rt clt r wrshpsrvcs ths r. Thrr, wmust rm ur prtmts dhms utl w r bl t cstruct buld r wrshp srvcs. ourchurchs Sbr tr t hlp thr s w r bl. Hwvr, urrtst d s t cl, but

    Th mmbrs th w church plt arsk.

    e d-c th mdst th bttrlcld tmprturs - 48C (-54,4f).

    abrupt slps d slpprrds Sbr


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    HrtCr mssr Vsvld gubs church plt th

    sttlmt arsk.

    Pstr Sr wtss t rup u ppl r rthstr Sbr. Th d r th spl s cut.

    The harvest is plentiul ,but the laborers are ew!

    Pray to the L ord o the

    har vest that He mightsend orth laborers intoHis har vest !

    sprtul - t bcm mr lk Chrstur Svr, d t kw Hm mr!Pr tht th Lrd mht ctut mt ur ds ccrd t Hsrchs lr! W r rtul t ur ur prrs.

    grt ttt s v t th Wrd gd b- prchd. Ths wh lv dsrt trtvr drp wtr s prcus.

    Slppr d drus rds muts Sbr


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    Vldmr (lt) pcturd wth hs ud (rht) d th hmlss m (ctr).


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    t t plc r prr whch ws

    prs prprt. Th llwd mt rz tw dl mts r l-lwshp rud th rd gdsWrd. frm tht mmt, th stud Scrptur bcm mprtt tm, d i b t stud rstl rdr t b bl t cmmuctsmth wrthwhl t th thrs.Whl ll m rts wr vr sm-

    plstc, gd v m wsdm d

    bsc udrstd Hs Wrd. at

    lst i hd uh kwld t bbl t rcz d rbd th -rts Svth-D advtsts tprch thr spl t ths mt-s. atr i ws rlsd, i mm-dtl ud church whr i wsth bptzd. i v ll th lr rths t m rt Svr, Jsus Chrst.


    calling To minisTry

    th ct tht gd hs clld mt prch Hs Wrd s smththt th ldrs ur church

    rczd lmst rm th vr rstd tht i ttdd. Th tcdtht i ws lws rd d wllt prch th spl Jsus Chrst.i dsrd t prclm ths mssrm th church pulpt v br ihd b bptzd d hd bcm mmbr th church. Th churchldrs rlzd th d t hld mbck r whl, r i ws lk srt- hrs r t rc t bttl. itws l rht, r i ws stll u

    d utuht th th. it ls ldm t b prch th strts,sc i ws t t rd t prch th church. M dsr ws prmptdb m rt lv r m Svr, whrv m s m ss. Hwvr,i quckl cm t rlz tht thr s drc btw prs whhs dsr t d smth d

    prs wh s bl t d smth. iwtd t prch, but i rlzd thtm prch ws t vr d.

    as i hv sd, i strtd prch- th strts d prslmts. atr i ws bptzd, i wsls llwd t prch ccsll th church. Th, tr whl,th church ldrshp wth th sup-prt th tr church dcdd

    tht i wuld mk d mssr.Th rd t supprt m s tht iculd srv r tht dd church. i ccptd ths cmmssd b l s mssr.

    a shrt whl tr ths, th p-prtut rs r m t rcvsm tr tht whch m hrtld t d - Bbl pst. itrd Smr Ctr r BblclTr Smr, Russ, d ishd th prrm succssull 2008. frm tht tm rwrd,m cll mstr hs b c-rmd d strthd. i prch prss, dru rhb ctrs, dKzkh uls (cmpmts). i hvls b rtl hlpd b thtch mstr church gr-m. Thr smrs ssus lkBbl trprtt hv b rt prsl bt t m. Th

    hv prvdd m wth th sklls thti d t trprt th Wrd gdccurtl.

    i hv w prchd thruh frstd Scd Thssls d gl-ts. i hv ls prchd thruhprts th old Tstmt, sp-ccll th lvs eljh d elsh,s wll s frst d Scd Ks. o

    Dcmbr 4, 2010, i ws rdd tpstrl mstr ur smll churchplt, d i w srv lsd ththr pstr. i ddt t ctu- t hlp ur w church, i hv b-u utrch rts d m ctvlprch th spl m MuslmKzkhs.


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