Many celebrate Easter for the first time

By April 9, 2012

Russia (MNN) — As Millions of Christians gathered to celebrate the resurrection of Christ over the weekend, some were celebrating for the first time as true followers of Christ.

The news from many nations in the former Soviet Union has been sobering lately: political turmoil in Russia, increasing religious persecution across Central Asia, the growth of Muslim extremism in the Northern Caucasus and other areas.

However, none of this is a surprise to the almighty God. Despite the problems, God is doing a great work in people's lives there.

President of Russian Ministries Sergey Rakhuba says, "Because of your prayers and generous partnership with Russian Ministries, many lives are still being transformed by God's love every day."

Rakhuba continues, "Our School Without Walls enrollment is the highest it's ever been, and we're expanding into new areas, equipping even more young Next Generation Christians to find their true potential as leaders. SWW students and graduates are taking the challenge to create and lead their own culturally-relevant outreaches in their home communities and in the remotest regions of Eurasia. And this Easter, dozens of SWW teams were able to distribute children's Bibles and other Christian literature to thousands of children at evangelistic programs.

Rakhuba says supporters were responsible for countless people celebrating their very first true Easter this year because for the first time, they have accepted Christ and the hope He brings into their lives.

Summer is just around the corner, and SWW graduates will be helping to lead summer camp ministries. Your support can help introduce young people to the Gospel, many for the first time. Click here to support their work.

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