Editor’s Note: Joel Renner is the CEO of RENNER Ministries. Alongside his father, Joel has actively participated for many years in nearly every facet of the daily operations of the ministry. Joel resides in Moscow, Russia, with his wife and two sons.
On September 7, 2000, we had our first Moscow Good News Church service in the Hotel Russia. I remember it so well, and now 22 years later, we are celebrating all that the Lord has done in the church. It’s difficult to say for certain how many hundreds of thousands of people have attended the Moscow Good News Church over the years, but I would not be exaggerating to say the most important thing we do as a church is share the Gospel with them. That is what we have been doing for 22 years in more than 1,100 church services — sharing the Good News with those who need it most.
Here are some photos from our first church meeting in the Hotel Russia and photos from our most recent church anniversary:
The list of people who have spoken in the Moscow Good News Church could go on for several pages, and the work that God has done in our church would fill many more. The marriage ceremonies that have been performed, the children who have been dedicated, the funerals that have been held, the leaders who have been trained and built up, and the troubled marriages that have been rescued because of the Gospel teaching in our church is just outstanding.
If you are a financial partner with us, YOU are a part of making these results a reality. The fruit of this work is amazing, and we want to say thank you for all you have given to make this outreach of the Gospel possible. Not everyone grows up in church or has Bible teaching available to them, so we must continue taking the Gospel to those who need it.
Remember what Jesus said in Luke 5:31: “…It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.” As Christians, we need to take medicine to the sick, and that medicine is the good news of the love of Christ.
Let’s keep on taking the love of Jesus to as many people as possible.