"Prophecy Fulfilled" Russian Evangelism in Portland
The Russian Group in Portland hosted a three-week evangelistic campaign from Nov.12 to Dec. 3, 2005, at the Lents Adventist Church’s activity center that featured Kasap Gennadiy, a pastor visiting from Russia, as the main speaker. The meetings included door prizes, health talks, Bible study, and multi-media presentations to accompany Gennadiy’s messages each evening.
On opening night, it was clear that the Russian community is very interested in Bible prophecy: A total of 235 people attended, including 145 non-Adventists. “Every evening we had new people,” says Alexander Sidorenko, Tabernacle Adventist Church/Russian Group pastor, “about 500 people heard the message in three weeks. People were talking to their relatives, and they came to listen.”
By the end of the meetings, many came to know Christ as their Friend and Savior. “We have a few positive responses to baptism,” says Sidorenko, “and for them we are creating a baptismal class.” In addition, Sidorenko has continued follow-up meetings twice a week about the book of Revelation. “Our members are very helpful and supportive,” adds Sidorenko, “and are excited to continue these meetings.”
The Russian Group meets at the Tabernacle Church (26 S.W. Condor Way, Portland, Ore.) Fridays at 7 p.m. and Sabbaths at 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. For more information, contact Sidorenko at (503) 223-0623 or firstname.lastname@example.org.