News From Russia

Dear Pastor Tim, Linda, Billie, Sally and Diane, dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ from First United Methodist Church in Midland!

We want to thank you so much for being in partnership with our church in ministry here in Siberia in such a special way. Thank you for coming and visiting us, for fellowshipping with us, for praying and praising our Lord, for participating in His ministry here. We were “comforted together with you by the mutual faith” (Ro.1:12).

Thank you for all the gifts you brought to the church in Tyumen – computers, beautiful banner, many children’s ministry supplies, a printer, flipchart and many other gifts for the church and members of the church, for the resources for ministry and leadership development in the church. Thank you for caring for us and for the ministry here in such a special way.

We all want to thank you for participation in construction of the church building. So much has been done last year and is in process now. Every room on the ground floor is used currently for the ministries of the church. Our prayer that all the building will be serving God’s people in this part of the city.

We want to thank the team from Midland for their testimonies of faith, for the seminars on children’s ministry and in-depth Bible study. We want to thank your church for supporting and Pastor Tim for leading the seminar for pastors in Ural-Siberian region. You have been a blessing to the greater Christian community here in Urals and Western Siberia.

Members of the Tyumen UMC of Salvation send you warm greetings and their love. We are praying for your ministries in Midland, we know you are a powerful witness of Christ in the community. We pray for your pastors and staff. We pray for all members and their faith. We pray for the rain in Midland.


Pastor Katya Zubkova, the D.S. and Dr. Tim at the pastors’ retreat.

With Christ’s love, Rev. Katya Zubkova