Two summers ago, Russia passed “The Yarovaya Law” that prohibits evangelism anywhere but in an official church building and imposes other drastic religious and speech restrictions. In Tyumen (the first Russian settlement in Siberia) Pastor Andre continues to hold church services and teach “how to change your life to Christ’s life." His congregants learn how the Gospel affects every aspect of their lives, including their work.
Pastor Andre drives a taxi to privately share the Gospel with others. The setting provides a relaxed, private amount of time to share and discuss the Good News. When people introduce themselves, he responds somewhat tongue-in-cheek, "I'm an angel sent to you, who tells you about the Savior." Andre’s boldness to share the Gospel mirrors Peter’s dedication in the book of Acts, “We ought to obey God rather than men.”
Please pray for the safety and ministry reach of this faithful servant in a darkened land. Pastor Andre cherishes your prayers. To support his work, give online.