Opportunity in Baltics

Thursday, May 14, 2020
 | 
Steve Jordahl (OneNewsNow.com)

1 Corinthians 13The coronavirus pandemic is shattering the global economy, but one missions organization says it's also bringing an unparalleled opportunity to share the gospel.

Russia seems to be struggling with its COVID numbers, according to Fox News and others. Its former Soviet satellite countries are also bending under the weight of the pandemic, as their fragile economies sink deeper into a financial abyss from which they will have a hard time recovering, according to Michael Johnson, president of the Slavic Gospel Association (SGA).

"Those economies are in shambles right now," he tells OneNewsNow. "Our economy is obviously struggling, but in those countries, they go to the store, they try to purchase food items, the shelves are bare, and it's going to be weeks until they're replenished."

But like Americans, Russians and citizens of the Baltics are looking for meaning amid the crisis.

"People all around the world are questioning their values, they're questioning their faith, and many people are questioning their own mortality, because they could walk into a store tomorrow, catch the virus, and be gone within two weeks," says Johnson.

So the SGA president says the fields are ripe for the harvest.

Johnson

"This pandemic represents the greatest opportunity for the proclamation of the gospel in modern-day history," he asserts.

He is asking American Christians, even in the middle of their own struggles, to remember those who are in worse shape in the former Soviet Bloc countries.

"We have a supply chain to get resources into the hands of these churches, in the ten countries of the former Soviet Union, so that they can meet the needs of the people at their point of need," Johnson tells OneNewsNow.

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

FEATURED PODCAST

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

What are your greatest concerns about restrictions being placed on in-person worship services?

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

FBI team arrives this weekend to take part in Beirut probe
  Pompeo inks deal for US troop move from Germany to Poland
  Thousands of Britons return from France to avoid quarantine
Trump gets endorsement of NYC police union
Trump orders Chinese owner of TikTok to sell US assets
UN soundly defeats US demand to extend arms embargo on Iran

LATEST FROM THE WEB

Anti-abortion Dems request platform change, plan protests ahead of convention
Video — Media assaults Trump over Israel-UAE peace deal
Appeals court rules Hillary Clinton doesn't have to sit for deposition in lawsuit over emails
Tensions simmer as Obama has doubts about Biden: report
Pompeo condemns 'mistake' of UN rejection to extend Iran arms embargo

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day
NEXT STORY
GFA: Satan's doing his best, but so are we

Cyclone Amphan (India May 2020)A ministry committed to serving the "least of these" is doing what it can to help those affected by the latest catastrophe in South Asia.