Almost a full week in Krasnoyarsk flew by like just a couple of days – busy, busy, busy – with one or two presentations per day and a nice walk in the historic center of the city in the morning. This time, the Orthodox Diocese did not extend their blessing to my presentations, citing their circular letter which prohibited any gathering outside of the church calendar services due to another spike in COVID cases in the area. Evangelical churches, city libraries, professional (teachers’) groups, and private gatherings, however, easily filled my schedule.[Read more…]
Archives for February 2022
First, the highlight. A handsome young man (second from the right) approached me after my presentation on the local TV station:
My mother sent me to your event this afternoon just to say thank you for saving her life. All I know is that many years ago, she watched your presentation online. After attending this event, I also want to say thank you – for saving my mom’s life… and for changing mine.
He turned around and walked out the door before I fully realized what he had just said. I am praising the Lord for these lives that were touched and impacted by His Truth and thanking Him for sending me this angel with the message of encouragement and inspiration for the future.[Read more…]
“It is not cold enough for Oleg here in Minnesota, so he leaves for Siberia next Sunday. Let’s pray for him!” – announced our priest jokingly after the service. It is not, in fact, that much colder in Russia these days, and I feel well prepared for the trip. What does indeed give me the chills is the temperature of the political relations between our two countries that is most reminiscent of the Cold War years. I will have to be extra cautious not to engage in any potential confrontations or heated discussion with my audiences and to concentrate on the most important and meaningful subject of my presentations: the Word of God.[Read more…]