RUSSIAN CRUSADES AND MISSIONARY
Vol XXXXVI No.3
What a move of God we
saw in Southern Russia! The First Regional Missions Conference
in Southern Russia drew 125 missionaries who were ethnic Russian and
those of 25 nationalities. We had people from as far as
Murmansk, in the Arctic Circle, Abhazia (break-away region of
Georgia), Adegea (a Muslim republic within the Krasnodar Region),
Sochi, Volgograd, and Astrakhan. I was accompanied by my good
friend Walter Zygarewicz, Veteran Missionary Evangelist, who has
ministered in many nations. Many of those nations, we together
have held crusades and seminars in past years. We have been
good friends since 1972.
He is a like a younger brother to both Marge and I.
Tony Abram and Walter Zygarewic
Russians enjoying the presence of
Crusade services are packed with
spiritually hungry Russian hearts in Krasnodar, Russia.
challenged the missionaries with the urgency of reaching their
nation with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Some received the Baptism of
the Holy Spirit and all were refilled during the week long
conference. The teaching meetings where filled with the POWER OF
Bishop Sergey Nakul leads the crusade service with choir.
Tony with the Bishop in front of the Cultural Hall.
afternoon meeting, after my teaching on Mark 16:15-20, I had
everyone lay hands on and pray for each other. I believe
everyone was healed. Praise the Lord! Pastor Ivan Borichevskiy,
Director of Missions for the Russian Church of Christians of
Evangelical Faith, shared how there were yet over 120,000 population
points (cities, towns, villages) that had no church or Gospel
witness. God spoke to the hearts of these workers, a number of them
graduates of our Bible School in Krasnodar, to launch out as never
before into the harvest fields of Russia and beyond. We heard
wonderful reports of God working in their regions. Bishop Sergey
Nakul and Pastor Andrey Alexeyev, who invited us, also challenged
them to move forward. We plan to have a missionary school in
Tony Abram with his interpreter training the missionaries.
The Joy of the Lord is on their faces.
the conference we had two special Crusade Thanksgiving Outreaches
with Bethany Church in Krasnodar, a city of about 1 million.
They rented the largest available hall a "Cultural Palace" belonging
to the Railroad. (Note the photo above two rows: I am standing
with the Bishop and his wife in front of the statue of Lenin which
is in the front of the Cultural Palace. He would turn over in his
coffin there in Red Square, Moscow if he knew how the hall was now
It was packed with
over 1200 in each of the three hour services, with hundreds more in
the overflow area. Hundreds of children were sent to children's
church to allow for more adults to pack the hall. Many souls
came to Christ and hundreds were healed.
Tony with happy pastor standing next to him after giving him
to help with the church construction.
Tony says “You can do what Jesus said you can do!”
The missionaries are filled with the Holy Spirit and are praising
God with a loud voice. PTL!
our ministry as we continue to work in this most needy part of the
world. There are many regions that have not been touched with the
Gospel. We are sending teachers to various regions conducting
Missionary Training Schools. Graduates have already started over 120
new works in less than a year. We gave $1,000.00 toward the church
that is being built in Southern Russia. (See Photo) Also, several
hundred dollars, toward the needs of a rehabilitation center. We are
at this time supporting 12 missionary couples in Russia with $100.00
We gave $1000.00 toward the construction of this church in Southern
Tony Abram teaching on the Evangelization of the World
Ivan Borichevskiy poured out his heart how they are having a month,
all day mission seminars throughout Russia, the purpose to raise up
more workers for the Kingdom of God. There are 15 planned cities. We
gave $1,500.00 toward these outreaches. We want to do all we can
while we can. We believe the time is short and only what we do for
Christ will last! Pray for us. III John 2. .
God bless you and yours. Your fellow workers, Tony and Marge
Walter Zygarewicz teaching the Word