Drug Addict to Missionary

Transformation in Siberia

Your generosity empowers missionaries and ministries in Siberia, Russia. Pastor Ilya and his wife Janet were sent back to their homeland, the city of Novokuznetsk, Russia with the blessing of pastor David Wilkerson to fulfill the great commission of sharing the gospel of Jesus.

This missionary couple have been busy planting more than 30 churches all over Siberia. Their ministry has been feeding kids, helping widows and families in need—all during the pandemic. Now with a congregation of approximately 1200 people, they are currently ministering in prisons and orphanages. Additionally, through the Teen Challenge Siberia program called “The Source of Life,” they are reaching out to people with life-controlling problems and addictions. Many have come to Christ and have been set free from heroin and alcohol addiction.

Ilya and Janet also organize missionary teams with people from their congregation including those men and woman that have successfully finished their rehabilitation. These teams are now planting churches throughout Siberia as well as sharing the Gospel with professional groups such as doctors, athletes, police, and young

Thank you Times Square Church, for supporting life-giving transformation in Russia and across the globe.

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