Siberian Lutheran Mission Society

Greetings to Friends of our Siberian Lutheran brothers and sisters!

The December 2017 SLMS newsletter has been posted to the Siberian Lutheran Mission Society website.  It may be viewed and downloaded at:  SLMS December 2017 newsletter

In this edition of the SLMS newsletter Pastor Daniel Burlakov in Tomsk (Siberia) writes:

“This year we commemorate not only 500 years of Reformation but also 100 years of the Soviet Revolution. There are still many people who celebrate this event, though it brought great suffering to people of Russia, including severe persecution of Christians. Millions were killed or imprisoned in death camps for their faith. Last pastor of Tomsk’s Lutheran congregation was arrested and died in prison and church was destroyed.

“We know practically nothing about fate of the parishioners of Saint Mary’s congregation and can only guess that some of them had to flee the country, some were persecuted.

“But this summer I’ve got a very surprising e-mail from Austria. In this letter, a lady named Annemarie Wagner asked us to help her to find information about her aunt who was baptized in our church in 1919! ”
(Go to this link to finish reading about Dr. Wagner and her search for information about her Aunt)

Donations may be sent to:

Siberian Lutheran Mission Society
c/o Ascension Lutheran Church
8811 St. Joe Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46835

Your prayers and financial gifts are appreciated!


Rev. Daniel S. Johnson
Chairman, Siberian Lutheran Mission Society (SLMS)

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