From Russian Students
At Moscow State University, students Zulfiya and Mischa, are eager to lead a “seekers” Bible study and invite their friends to come discuss the relevance of Christ and his claims to be God.
“I have something inside of me, and I want other students here to know, too,”
said Zulfiya, while strategizing what the group could look like with team interns. Please pray for these students, that they would form a strong commitment to lead the group, and that they would be bold with the Gospel.
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From those who are there...
Liz Lawson, International Campus Staff
"I love living in Moscow because of its potential! The big city is where it all happens. Moscow is the Hollywood, New York, and Washington D.C. of Russia. When you think of the population of Moscow being around 11 million and 1.1 million of those people are students that means that 1 of every 10 people that you pass by on the street is a student! These students are the next generation of influencers in Russia, not just Moscow. I can't think of a city that has more impact on its' country other than Moscow. People from all over the world are moving here for the fast pace life and countless job opportunities. In the city, you can see and feel the diversity. Especially when talking with students you can learn about the many different religious and cultural backgrounds they come from. It's neat to think that although everyone is so different, Christ could be the uniting factor that brings them all together. I love Moscow for its' potential! I can't let go of the vision and the possibilities of what God could do with this generation of students in Moscow. What would it look like to turn this place upside down for the glory of Christ!?!"
From those who have been...
University of Oklahoma
As a new Stinter stepping into a new city with 1.1 million college students I felt a lot of things. I felt excited and hopeful for what was to come, and slightly overwhelmed. In the next two years the Lord brought me through all those things and through many more. Through English Cafe I made friends with students who had never heard the Gospel and was able to share my life with them. I learned about God's plan for them and that God's plan for them was way better than MY plan. I rejoiced as I saw my Russian friends take steps toward believing the full Gospel. I helped Russian believers share their testimonies with their friends and encouraged them as they continued to reach out.
After being back in America for a year I can honestly say that STINT was a life changing experience. Moscow gave me a small taste of what it is like to build community in a city where Christians are few and far between - and it left me hungry to do that in every area of my life. Paul's experience in Thessaloniki explains my experience in Moscow the best: "Having so fond an affection for you, we were well-pleased to impart to you not only the gospel of God, but also our own lives, because you had become very dear to us. " 1 Thess 2:8