HARVEST FOR RUSSIAMy name is Laurin and along with my lovely wife Nura and our newborn daughter Nicole, we are blessed to be serving the Lord in St. Petersburg, Russia. Seven years ago I visited Russia for the first time as a member of a short-term summer team that organized two English/Christian camps. God grabbed a hold of my heart and changed all my plans. He gave me a great desire to be involved in missions. Three years ago God called me to leave Chino Hills and serve in St. Petersburg working with Calvary Chapel, specifically in youth ministry. Along this journey, God brought to me my amazing wife Nura. She is Russian and we actually met in Chino Hills serving together on an outreach to Russia. Last December God grew our family by blessing us with our first child, Nicole Christina. Some of my youth ministry includes: helping to organize and direct English camps that host several hundred students, a monthly English club, discipling Christian youth, and coordinating Christian concerts and outreaches. Russians are very open once you build a relationship with them. This is not a quick process; but once you gain their trust, you have a lifelong friendship. I love building such relationships for the Lord.
- For God's blessing and protection on our marriage and family. (Nicole has battled a lot of health problems but seems to be getting better)
- For the dependence on the Holy Spirit; to be continually led, guided and filled with love, wisdom and strength in the ministry He has called us to do.
- For my language skills to continue to improve that I might more effectively communicate the Gospel in Russian.
- For open doors and opportunities to share the Gospel with Russian youth in a variety of ways.
- For more partners to join our ministry team and be involved in what God is doing here in Russia Thank you so much for taking the time to pray for us!
Far Reaching Ministries
Edward Amaya - North American Headquarters
38615 Calistoga Drive, Suite 100, Murrieta, CA, 92563
Phone: 1 (951)677-4474
FAR REACHING MINISTRIES
For more than 14 years, Far Reaching Ministries (FRM) has provided humanitarian resources, relief, the hope and love only found through Christ Jesus, as well as educating the poor, deprived, and persecuted people in various nations throughout the world. Our driving passion is to carry the Gospel to the lost and suffering with discipleship as our primary focus.
FRM ministry resources are leveraged to rescue and prevent the suffering and exploitation of vulnerable communities, and rebuild lives after facing religious persecution, ethnic cleansing, physical and sexual violence, abduction, torture, and humanitarian crises caused by civil war and radical ideologies. Our passion is to continue to serve the afflicted, starving, those enslaved by human traffickers, and the ill or dying by bringing aid to their physical needs, while, most importantly, fulfilling their deepest spiritual needs.
For more than 35 years, Pioneers' passion has been to see God glorified among those who are physically and spiritually isolated from the gospel of Jesus Christ—from Muslim bedouins in the deserts of North Africa and animist villagers in the jungles of South America to secular humanists in Eastern Europe and middle-class Buddhist urbanites in the sprawling cities of East Asia.