Egor Krasheninnikov was born in 1996 together with his sister Galya. They are twins. Galya is 15 minutes older. There are three children in the family. There is an older brother, Kolya, born in 1995.
When they were still children, mom and dad parted ways. Some time later, in 2015, their dad drowned in the Kur River, near the village of Pobeda, under unknown circumstances.
In September 2016, during a family quarrel, his stepfather, who was drunk, stabbed Egor in the stomach. Egor lost a lot of blood. He was taken to Khabarovsk by helicopter. Several operations were performed. The last one was in May 2017. As a result, he was left with a colostomy.
A few years ago we had one of our summer camps in the village of Pobeda. Egor came to the camp and so we got to know each other better. After a while, we learned about what had happened to him earlier. When we asked if he was planning to undergo an operation to remove the colostomy, he said that he was afraid of the consequences, because the last operation was very unsuccessful and with dire consequences.
But the main thing is that he began to read the Gospel and attend church services. In 2020, he received holy water baptism. After a while, in a conversation, he said that he agrees to do the operation to remove the colostomy. In November, we started the preparation process. As a result, the operation is scheduled for June 16. Egor has now undergone a preoperative examination. On June 14th we should get the result.
We ask you to pray for him. As of now, he is the only Christian among his relatives.
If God puts it on your heart, you can take part in his surgery financially. You can donate right here on our website, just add “Egors Surgery” in the memo.

Plans for this summer are a little different. Our local partners in Khabarovsk have some prayer requests. They changed the schedule for this years village ministry back by about a month. They did this because a missionary family that is willing to help them with the program is going back to the US later in the summer, therefore this is the only time they can help. The summer ministry is planned to start around June 21.

Changing the schedule isn’t the biggest problem though. There is a need and prayer request to anyone who can join us. There aren’t enough volunteers for this years summer program in the villages. They are short on leaders. Please pray that God opens a door for extra help, or gives them the strength and wisdom on how to do it with the team they have.

They have a VBS style program planned for the kids of 3 villages; Pobeda, Ulika and Sanboli. The kids program is developed by the local church where Pastor Slavik is leading his ministry form. It is based on the Superbook series in hopes of reaching the kids in a different way this year.

All your prayers and support are greatly appreciated!

Even though times are tough, God’s people are still doing His work. Much work has been done on church buildings in Pineda and Ulika in these past several months. We appreciate all who have been praying and supporting the ministry! We can’t do it with you. All praise be to our Lord God for blessing us through this difficult time.

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A tragedy hit close to home, in fact one home in particular, in one of the villages where we have been doing VBS kids camps over the years, a house burned down. Aunt Nina became a member of the local church in Pobeda when Pastor Slavik started ministering there.

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Dear friends, I greet you all with the love of Jesus Christ!

“Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.” Ecclesiastes 9:10(KJV)

I would like to share briefly what God allowed us to do, with His help, this winter during the Christmas season.

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It’s about summer time and our mission team is getting ready. All the supplies and lesson plans are being prepared for this summer’s mission trip to Khabarovsk, Russia. This trip is planned to be about a month from July 13th to August 14th.

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Dear friends,

We just wanted to share a message we received from Sergei Ashenbrener in Kazakhstan. This is the missionary whose house needed major repair, and over the last few months, we’ve been collecting for this project. We’ve been keeping in touch with him, and out of the money we were able to raise, we sent him $1000 last week to get started on the leaking roof. He sent us a voice message in Russian, that we wish you all could hear, but most of you won’t understand it.  So here is what he said..

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