Praise God for the opportunity to touch the countries of Russia and Armenia.
This mission trip will “Cover The Earth With the Word as the Team travels with Dr. Marilyn Hickey.
Our missionaries will be joining a larger Team which when combined will consist of a group of 165 people.
The churches are on fire with GOD’s presence. The Team will be visiting the magnificence of St. Petersburg, a city of great beauty and luxury named after Peter, the Apostle.
The Team will be having services at Rick Renner’s Good News Church near the Kremlin, which is one of the most on fire churches in Europe. The Team will be praying for the sick and seeing them recover.
They will also be visiting the country of Armenia. Armenia is in great revival and the Team will be throwing sticks to increase that fire.
Visit the blog for the Great News that will come from this awesome time of ministry.
UPDATE: October 19, 2017
We have arrived safely in Armenia, praise God!
UPDATE: October 20, 2017
Today, our unified team, which consists of people from across the world set out across the beautiful land of Armenia. This country is known significantly and historically as the first country in the world to accept Christianity. Because of this, Armenia is also referred to as the ‘Cradle of Christianity’, again because it had the first Christian church and was declared as the first Christian state.
Of the great places that we were able to see today with our own eyes was Mt. Ararat, referenced in the Bible as the place where Noah’s ark landed. It is synonymously called, “The cradle of civilization.” Notably, the mountain terrain depicts the view of a “cradle” between two snow covered mountain peaks (the taller peak being on the right of the picture, the shorter on the left and the cradle in the middle) The vineyard shown below the mountain is believed to have been where the vineyard was that Noah planted when he descended from atop the mountain range.
Dr. Marilyn Hickey ministered at this great site encouraging us to not only expect the “event or experience of a miracle,” but to live a continuous lifestyle of the miraculous! This is achieved through the process of doing what we can in the natural and allowing God to do the supernatural, then the miraculous will manifest. Truly, the Lord has enlarged the territories of His people and we are walking in the authority and power of Jesus! We go forth sharing the Love of Christ! We pray for the health of the people and the land.
UPDATE: October 22, 2017
The Armenia team just wrapped up another powerful day! We concluded our two day trip to Word of Life Church, Armenia where we conducted a healing service under the leadership of Dr. Hickey. With a congregation of 8,000, it was truly a harvest of hundreds as the altar was filled from end to end with requests for rededication, salvation, baptism of the Holy Spirit and healing! In order to accommodate the congregation, we visited the church over a two day period. Many signs and wonders followed. Our prayer walks have been impactful and awesome as we’ve embraced the beautiful people of Armenia, and they in turn have been tremendously hospitable and gracious to us. Truly the love of God has no geographic boundaries. Tomorrow, we depart for the next leg of our journey to St. Petersburg Russia.
UPDATE: October 25, 2017
Celebration breakfast, where Marilyn talked about sowing into dreams with a seed, and how no one can steal your dreams – only you can let them go, so hold on to them! She gave the testimony about Wally’s retirement, Pastor Anwar being saved in her 1995 Pakistan meeting, how the $1M offering in Uganda came about, as well as other faith building accounts of her supernatural life. She taught about Joseph and the travelers had free time for the rest of the day. ~Marilyn & Sarah Ministries
UPDATE: October 26, 2017
The travelers had breakfast then spent time praying in the Spirit—what a glorious time it was! Marilyn shared an update from the Armenian pastors we just left. An amazing 200 people got baptized in the Holy Spirit! Wow! The travelers shared testimonies of what they witnessed during the services in Armenia. Marilyn then talked about the four wise things. Great meeting!
The travelers enjoyed a full day of touring the palaces and parks of Pushkin, Pavlovsk and Peterhof. The Pushkin Palace was founded in 1710 as an imperial residence and received status of a town in 1808. The first public railways in Russia, the Tsarskoye Selo Railways, were opened here in 1937 and connected the town to the capital of St. Petersburg. The town contains an ensemble of architecture from the 18th century. This museum complex includes the Catherine palace, Alexander Palace, and other buildings and associated parks. It is a major tourist attraction of the area and is included in the list of monuments protected by the UNESCO. They proceeded to the Pavlosk Palace. Catherine the Great liked the nature in Pavlosk area and frequently visited it for hunting trips. In December 1777 she gave her son, Paul I, 977 acres of land along the Slavyanka River, together with forests, arable land and two small villages with peasants. This was a present to Paul and his wife Maria Feodorovna at the birth of their first son, the future Emperor Alexander I of Russia. This date is considered the founding date of the Pavlovskoye village (the name Pavlosk derives from Paul’s name in Russian, Pavel.) Catherine commissioned the Scottish architect Charles Cameron, who had previously done much work for her in the nearby Tsarskoye Selo, to design a palace and park in Pavlovskoye. Their tour ended with a visit to Peterhof Palace. The Peterhof Palace is a series of palaces and gardens located in Peterhof, St. Petersburg, Russia. It was laid out on the orders of Peter the Great. These palaces and gardens are sometimes referred to as the “Russian Versailles”. The palace-ensemble along with the city center is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. ~Marilyn & Sarah Ministries
UPDATE: October 27, 2017
Today was a travel day for the group.
Side note: Moscow’s official population is 13 million people (compared to St. Petersburg, which has 6 million) but with permanent residents, immigrants, and others, the real figure is closer to 17 or 18 million. It’s Russia’s largest city. ~Marilyn & Sarah Ministries
UPDATE: October 31, 2017
Our Russia/Armenia team is back home, praise God! Stay tuned for the praise reports!