THE UPDATE PAGE
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.
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