Currently on furlough, we travel the supporting as well as new churches, presenting the past and present ministry. Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, our main focus has shifted to raise funds for the Disaster Relief Project and to travel to Ukraine to conduct evangelistic meetings in towns and villages. While in Europe, specifically, in Germany, there are now open doors to reach out refugees from Ukraine and other Russian-speaking communities with the gospel.
The predominant religion in Russia has been historically Russian/Eastern Orthodox belief, where a heavy emphasis is placed upon writings of the saints - mostly martyrs - from the history of the ROC. Likewise, Moscow, being the largest city in Eastern Europe, has a largest communities of immigrants from the former Soviet Union, who are mostly Muslim. Besides, Russia’s Northern Caucasus is predominantly populated by Muslims, composing 15% of the total population of the country. Many of them live in the capital city. Specifically related to our family and ministry, it’s noteworthy that Moscow is also a home to over one million Armenian people.