Greetings from Russia. Marina and I hope you are all doing well.
Self-isolation situation is different
in regions of Russia. In some regions it is stricter, than in others, depending on number of people infected. In our town
there are very few cases of people getting the virus. Most of businesses are closed. All malls are closed until the end of
April. Food stores keep working. As for us we are doing well.
During this time of physical separation of people, we
look for all possible ways of reaching people with the Gospel. Social networks are used considerably more.
reminds me the story of Ruth in the book of Ruth when she had to glean ears of corn. (Ru.2:2) I think that today Russia is
in a season of gleaning the harvest. Combination of circumstances we have in Russia now, including virus situation, stimulate
believers to take more personal responsibility and initiative to reach people with the Gospel. Corporate way of outreach like
public crusades is very difficult to apply today.
On the one hand gleaning is difficult thing to do because we do not
see major impact of our big efforts. On the other hand, we start valuing much more every individual "ear", we reach
for. It makes us perceiving people not in numbers but as individuals.
Thank you very much for all your prayers and support.
Sergei and Marina