Some of you liked my “story” at the Banquet. So, here it is again:
The story of the FaithSearch Russian Ministry is best told in the form of a conversation that went something like this.
God: Dear Dr. Bierle, being a scientist and a researcher you must have noticed that chunk of land that is usually colored red on your maps and where people speak Russian. For some odd reason I love Russians and I want you to expand the FaithSearch Ministry to that land.
Dr. Bierle: Yes, Lord. But I don’t speak Russian. “O Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant.” (Ex. 4:10)
God: I know. But look how wonderfully the ministry had already worked in India and in Latin America without you having to learn any of those languages.
Dr. Bierle: I got it. I will hire somebody to translate my Surprised by Faith book and to take the “Discovery” presentation to the Russian people.
Oleg: “Here I am. Send me.” (Isaiah 6:8)