Millers Visit St. Petersburg
Glenn I. Miller, senior pastor of The Village Chapel, and his wife, Betty, recently returned from a two-week stay in St. Petersburg, Russia, where he was a guest speaker and lecturer at the St. Petersburg Evangelical Theological Academy, the first interdenominational seminary established in Russia after the end of Communism.
He also preached two Sundays at the Temple of the Gospel Church, the largest established evangelical church in Russia. Betty Miller, who serves as the director of Health Ministries at The Village Chapel, was invited to speak to the Temple of the Gospel's women's group.
One of the highlights of their trip was having the opportunity to meet two seminary graduate students who had received tuition scholarships from The Village Chapel.
"While there I learned to appreciate even more the many freedoms we Americans take so much for granted," says Glenn Miller. "Young Russians are reading the Bible and are finding many answers to their spiritual questions and needs. It's amazing and wonderful to see what God is doing in Russia. We met many people who gather together for study and worship, who sing and pray together, and who actively share their faith with others. What is happening, following 70 years of official atheism, is similar to the experience and growth of the early church as described in the book of Acts."
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