Russian Christians linked to Americans Christians who want to have a ministry to the former Soviet Union can do so without leaving their homes, says Dan Wooding, founder of ASSIST Ministries in Garden Grove.
Through its “Bridge of Friendship” program, ASSIST links Christians in the west with new believers in the former Soviet Union. “The need is urgent, especially with the news of the illness of Boris Yeltsin,” says Wooding. “We see all kinds of jockeying for positions of power in Russia and even talk of new elections there if Yeltsin does not survive the upcoming heart surgery. This could signal more problems for the Christians of Russia and so we believe now is the time to act — before the doors possibly slam shut again for missions.”
ASSIST has received more than 76,000 letters from new believers in the former Soviet Union, most of whom read and write English and all of whom would like a pen pal and prayer partner in the west.
For more information, write to ASSIST, P.O. Box 2126, Garden Grove, CA 92842-2126, or phone 1-800-222-6441.
— E.P. News