Russia Update 2018

Russia Update


Some of you may know the story about Ignite Europe and Russia. How it all unfolded and the supernatural favor God has given us in that land is amazing. I will go into more details in a future post.


Anyways, Shawn has been invited back to speak by the top leadership of the Russian Church of Christians of Evangelical Faith association. Shawn will be speaking in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Syktyvkar February 22 – March 1st.

We are deeply honored that one of our friends, Jason Chin, will be Shawn’s travel partner. Jason served many years at Bethel Church and oversaw Kevin Dedmon’s ‘Supernatural Treasure Hunt’ city service for six years. He then launched his own ministry Love Says Go A couple of years ago Jason married my Swiss friend, Debby, and moved his ministry headquarters from the US to Basel, Switzerland.


President Putin passed a law a couple of years ago that prohibits the preaching of the Gospel in public places. The only way one is allowed to bring the message of Jesus openly to the people is when they receive an official invitation from the government. Shawn and Jason received that invitation from the Russian government yesterday and are at the Russian embassy, as I am typing this, submitting their visa request (they just sent me these pics 😉 ). All of this is a several month-long and pricey process. We are full of gratitude that once again God is giving us favor throughout this process.


God is moving in Russia, something very special is happening and has been happening since before we first set foot on Russian soil in 2014. We are blown away time and time again by the hunger and absolute devotion of The Church there, despite the persecution.


We need more than a religious visa for their protection. Will you please pray for God to go before Shawn and Jason. For them to be encompassed by the blood of Jesus and angels to be put in charge over them. We have been fasting and praying for a spiritual awakening and for God to move mightily in the hearts of the people, The Church, the government and throughout the land. We are full of great anticipation, standing and believing that there will be a fresh outpouring unleashed when Shawn and Jason speak in churches as well as in secular places and simply are God’s love to the people.


In 2014, right before Shawn went to speak at the national youth conference in Kaluga, Russia, located in the middle of nowhere on a nuclear missile site, I ran across this prophecy:


On one of his furloughs to England in 1855, Hudson Taylor was preaching when suddenly he stopped. He stood speechless for a time with his eyes closed. When he began to speak again he explained:

“I have seen a vision. I saw in this vision a great war that encompasses the world. I saw this war recess and then start again, actually being two wars. After this I saw much unrest and revolts that will affect many nations. I saw in some places spiritual awakenings. In Russia, I saw there will come a general all-encompassing, national spiritual awakening so great that there could never be another like it. From Russia, I saw the awakening spread to many European countries. Then I saw an all-out awakening, followed by the coming of Christ.”