Project Title: Volgograd Church Planting
Project Types: Church Planting
Project Country: Russia
Project Status: In Progress
Project Contact: Greg.Swinamer@nlieurope.com
About this Project:
NLI entered into a partnership with Dennis and Olya Bushmanov in 2012 to help them plant a church in the city of Volgograd (population 1 Million). As a part of that assistance, we connected them with a partner church in Canada that has come along side and given them both moral and financial support to see the work go forward.
Dennis and Olya are a courageous young couple who have exemplified great faith in leaving their home, family and friends in their home city of Novokuznetsk, and moving thousands of miles away to Volgograd – a city that they did not know and where they knew no one. They did this in response to a word that Dennis received from the Lord as he was driving through Volgograd several years earlier…… that one day he would return there to plant a church.
Dennis and Olya are growing a thriving congregation in Volgograd. They have a great passion for young people and run a youth club which impacts many non-Christian young people. They also run a sports club for children in the community and have been involved in feeding and ministering to homeless people. They have also rallied other small Christian groups to work together to see outreach events, such as ‘Heaven’s Gates and Hell’s Flames,’ take place in their city, as well as working with mission teams from their partner church to host evangelistic music concerts and also to bless children with children’s camps. It is a pleasure to work with a support this wonderful family.