Across Russia in the last five years, students have been coming to faith and several new groups have been started. It often starts with one Christian student asking a friend to look at the Bible together. And that can lead to a new group starting on campus.
“I just decided to suggest it. And she agreed. So once a week we met, opened the Bible and looked at Jesus. God did a tremendous work in our hearts as we read. Now Natasha knows Jesus, and wants to know him more.”
Natasha, student of CCX Russia
Starting a new Bible study group is not always easy. Especially in Russia. Student leaders face the usual challenges of preparing Bible studies and answering tough questions. But they also need to navigate changing university restrictions. That’s why training for student leaders is invaluable.
The IFES Breaking New Ground project is helping CCX students attend a training conference in the summer to learn how to lead Bible study groups. They hope to send 25 student leaders to the conference and start 13 new groups in five university cities across Russia in the coming year.
Please pray with us:
- Pray that the conference would be helpful in equipping student leaders to lead with wisdom and perseverance.
- Pray that new groups, including the one starting in Natasha’s university, would be established and see growth in the coming year.
Thanks for praying with us!