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YWAM House in St. Petersburg Russia Burns Down

Yesterday saw the tragic loss of the house that has been a hub of ministry in St. Petersburg for the last number of years. The YWAM house has not only been a blessing to the YWAMers working their, but also to the kids, babushkas and other churches and organisations that they have worked with over the years.

No one was hurt in the fire, even though when the fire on the roof started a kids club ministry was being held inside. The fire department arrived 40 minutes after the call was put in, but by then it was too late to save the house.

God provided the house miraculously for the ministry that God had there. The Youth With A Mission team is confident that God will provide a new place for ministry. The team is very grateful that no one was hurt and that God still has more for them there.

They have three prayer requests during this time:

  1. Pray for strength and unity as a team
  2. Pray that God would speak and that they would have open hearts to hear
  3. Pray that something beautiful would be birthed out of the ashes

You can read more about the fire and the YWAM team here.

Donations to YWAM St. Petersburg

If you want to partner with YWAM in St. Petersburg, Russia and help them with the reconstruction of their ministry house please send US dollar cheques to:

YWAM Slavic Ministries
P.O. Box 4213
Salem, OR

Please make the cheque payable to "YWAM Slavic Ministries" and include a separate note in the envelope stating that the donation is for the "St.Petersburg fund".

New Book About a YWAM Missionary in Russia

Andy Frecka went to Russia in 1999 with Youth With A Mission (YWAM). He spent nine years there where he got married, had four kids and tells the whole story in a very humorous way in his book “Winter Road: Journey of a Russian Mission”.

It’s apparently not a very long book, at only 280 pages, and is a very capturing read. It captures a lot of different adventures during his time in the city of Perm, near the Ural Mountains, including buying a car, boiling snow for food, working with a local group of prisoners, and more.

You can read more about the book here, and purchase it through Amazon here. There are four reviews over on Amazon, all five stars.

YWAM Russia Meets for a Website Planning Conference

YWAM Russia has been forging ahead with developing their web-site and communications. Recently some YWAM staff from around the worlds largest nation gathered together to discuss web-site development, strategy and different challenges they have faced with their work so far on the Internet.

They are keen for your feedback on their work so far. You can leave them comments here.