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Every trip is different. Some of the, however, are “differenter” than all of them. At least four times today I have heard or read that these are unprecedented times. I would agree. Conducting one of my four yearly teaching trips to Russia right now should qualify it for being the “differentest” one–so far.[Read more…]
We don’t always know where and how our ministry resources travel the globe, but we often hear of their impact. Here is a selection of evidence that the ministry of FaithSearch continues to bring the Gospel with evidence, even in the midst of the global pandemic.
Dr. Bierle, I have just finished reading your book [Surprised by Faith] and must confess that this book meant more for me than all the other books combined which I have read and studied in an effort to improve my faith and build a personal relationship with God. Being a scientist myself, I enjoyed the systematic approach and analytical processes you used. They all are clear, concise and to the point. And, I couldn’t believe that your book could so accurately pinpoint my faith block…pride! I have for years been trying to figure out what it is I must do, or stop doing, to have a personal relationship with the Lord and as I was about to give up, and now at age 67, it comes to me from a brother in Christ from the other side of the world. All praise to God!— JW, Republic of South Africa
All of my presentations for this trip have now canceled or switched to online starting on this Friday. I am doing my last presentation at Volokolamsk Diocese missions conference tonight and going straight to the airport from there in the morning.
I am so sorry that my teaching schedule was cut short this time! I will have to trust God to use these trying circumstances, as only He knows what is best.
The school in Kaliningrad, where I was scheduled to teach fourth and tenth grade students, even insisted that I come anyway–but I didn’t want them to get in trouble with authorities and, sadly, reset my visit with them to early May.
It was a very good couple of weeks anyway with teaching and training events in Moscow and Kuzbass. I will be back soon!
While in Moscow, I signed a contract with Prosveschenie Publishing House to write another public schools textbook on “Christian Culture” for the fifth grade this year. It will be something for me to do between the trips…
Please join me in praying for the people I was unable to see, that God will protect them and preserve them until I am able to return. Also please pray for my safe (and timely) return home, and for no health or travel complications.
By grace of God so far, only three out of thirty-one events on my schedule have been either canceled or reset to the online/webinar format due to the coronavirus quarantine. Interestingly, the people in Kuzbass where I was teaching during my first week were not as concerned about it as Moscovites are. All my trainings in Kemerovo and in Novokuznetsk went as scheduled and the audiences were always full and engaged in the topic we were discussing – the historic foundations of Christian faith.
Not so in Moscow. By the grace of God, my lecture at the St. Tikhon’s Orthodox University yesterday afternoon was the last one for the students who were all sent home until further notice. I was already on my way to the lecture at Moscow Academic Arts College this morning when they sent me a cancellation note, resetting it to the time of my next teaching trip in May. I also had to cancel a diocese training in Kaliningrad and switch their teachers’ training to the webinar mode for later this week due to the emergency regulations in place: no public gatherings over 12 people in the room.
However, most of my ministry partners read those instructions in the way that still allows me to hold the events and to continue teaching even at schools, churches, and conferences. As they say here, “The rigor of the Russian laws is balanced by the optionality of following them.”
A Facebook friend just posted: “It is not a good time to be on the airplane today.” Well, I am doing exactly that – leaving for MSP this afternoon and then flying over to Moscow on my next three weeks of ministry all over Russia.[Read more…]