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On August 14th, 2016, three policemen came to our Sunday morning Bible study. Afterwards, they took me to the police station and charged me with conducting missionary activities in violation of a new law that took effect on July 20, 2016. At a court hearing, I was found guilty and sentenced to pay a fine of 40,000 rubles, which is over $600.

I have been writing a great number of emails to try to keep everybody up to date. It is getting difficult to keep track of the flow of communication , so I decided to put all the information on this web site. This information is intended for family, friends, supporting churches, pastors, missionaries, etc.

If you have not been following this story, start with the bottom link and work your way up the list. The newest information will continue to be posted at the top of the list of links, so check back periodically for the latest updates.

Ruth and I appreciate your prayers.

Don Ossewaarde

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UPDATES

March 16, 2017 - They that wait upon the Lord...

February 14, 2016 - Supreme Court Decision

January 27, 2017 - Latest media coverage

January 26, 2017 - Back in Russia again

January 20, 2017 - A month in America

December 30, 2016 - Home for the holidays

December 19, 2016 - The first half of December

November 30, 2016 - Supreme Court appeal

November 23, 2016 - How to pay a fine

November 22, 2016 - Second appeal denied

November 10, 2016 - Visitors

October 23, 2016 - Hurry up and wait

October 7, 2016 - Second appeal

October 5, 2016 - Yellow journalism

September 30, 2016 - Appeal hearing, part 2

September 19, 2016 - Appeal hearing, part 1

September 12, 2016 - More questioning

September 1, 2016 - Date set for appeal

August 28, 2016 - A quiet Sunday in Oryol

August 25, 2016 - Publicity

August 23, 2016 - Filing the appeal

August 22, 2016 - Ruth goes to America

August 16, 2016 - The threat

August 14, 2016 - Charged and convicted

July 20, 2016 - The law takes effect

July 7, 2016 - Putin signs the law

July 3, 2016 - Children's meetings, Police come to our church house

June 21, 2016 - I hear about the law for the first time