A Risky Invitation

Aug 01, 2019 • Russian

“Please call in with your questions.” For members of Back to God Ministries International’s outreach team in Russia, this invitation sparks some of the best conversations between radio hosts and their listeners. But with no delay to their live, on-air radio shows, the invitation also comes with some risk. “When...

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Kurt's Easter Lessons From Across the World

Apr 16, 2019 • Russian

By Kurt Selles, BTGMI Director One of my favorite Easter memories comes from when my family and I were living in China. We often attended church services at an international church that met in a school building. As Easter approached one year, parents wanted their children to experience the Western...

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Bringing Light to a Lonely Place in Ukraine

Jul 18, 2018 • Russian

Galina lives in a poorly-funded retirement home in western Ukraine. Yet she’s found ways to be encouraged and encourage others through her faith in Christ. As one of very few Christians in her 50-person home, Galina felt overjoyed when she heard that a group was coming to share a Bible...

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Ukrainian Churches Uniting for the Reformation

Oct 11, 2017 • Russian

When the Ukrainian government announced that the country should celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, it was mainly for historical and political reasons. But the Back to God Ministries International Russian staff and ministry leader, Rev. Sergei Sosedkin, saw a different opportunity—a means to spread the Gospel. A year...

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Why We Do That

Sep 13, 2017 • Russian

Written by Sergei Sosedkin, BTGMI Russian ministry leaderI host a live call-in radio program in Russia where we introduce a biblical view on various culturally relevant topics. People are encouraged to call and ask questions about the content. We receive a variety of calls; not all of them are friendly. ...

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God at Work in Russia

Jun 20, 2017 • Russian

Vadim is a young Russian journalist living in Yekaterinberg, Russia. He spends his free time in the company of friends, some of whom are Christians. Two years ago these Christian friends invited him to attend a ministry conference hosted by the Back to God Ministries Russian outreach in Yekaterinberg. Because...

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Outreach Reaches Struggling Youth

Jun 19, 2017 • Russian

Yulia is a high school senior in Kiev, Ukraine. She grew up in a Christian family, but drifted away from the faith. During this time she struggled to find direction for her life. Yulia’s friends from her parents’ church didn’t give up on her. They learned about some videos produced...

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Christmas Around the World

Dec 06, 2016 • All, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian

What does Christmas mean to people in other countries? Back to God Ministries International serves a widely diverse cultural audience. Our indigenous ministry leaders shared some of the traditions and challenges of celebrating Christ’s birth in the places they serve. In China, Christmas is about the magical power of love...

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12,000 Young People Respond to the Gospel in Ukraine

Oct 19, 2016 • Russian

11 Cities. 39,000 participants. More than 12,000 responses. “As I held in my hand the response cards of the thousands of young people who responded to the Gospel message, I was humbled by God’s power,” reflects Back to God Ministries International (BTGMI) Russian ministry leader Rev. Sergei Sosedkin. “Each card...

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Finding God's Forgiveness

Apr 25, 2016 • Russian

According to tradition in the Eastern Orthodox Church, this year people will celebrate Easter on May 1. Part of the tradition includes Forgiveness Sunday early in the Lenten season. In Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus, this holiday is observed even by those who are non-religious, somewhat as a formal tradition with...

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