Letter to the Editor

A friend gave me the print copy of your Spring 2007 Report, and I am so impressed that am sending in for a three-year subscription. I have made three trips to Ukraine, two to Belarus, and one to St. Petersburg (short-term mission outreaches and business teaching). On each trip talk to missionaries and church leaders in the respective countries, trying to gain more personal knowledge about the Orthodox Church and the relationships between it, the government, and the Protestant church movement. None, however, have given me the insight into what is happening in former Soviet Union churches like this issue has. Several talked around some of the points presented; others were frustrated at recent events and gave personal observations about the coming changes. But none gave the perspective your Report does. Thank you, and I look forward to receiving the next volume. The information will be invaluable and a great source of information for the short-term mission team members we send.

Richard Watson

Eastern European Medical Team