:: Take 3 ::
CHRIST IS RISEN!
Nikolai Ivanovich Bukharin was a Russian Communist leader who help lead the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution that overthrew the government and murdered Emperor Nicholas 2 and his entire family, bringing to power the most ruthless, atheistic, cold-blooded killer in history, Joseph Stalin.
This ruthless Russian Communist leader gave a lecture to a huge crowd in Kiev, where he spent an hour ridiculing Christ and the Bible. At the conclusion, he asked, “Are there any questions?”
Deafening silence filled the auditorium, but finally one man went to the platform and stood near the communist leader. Then he shouted the ancient Easter greeting known to Russian Christians, and to tens of millions of Orthodox believers around the world: "KHRISTOS VOSKRES!" (“CHRIST IS RISEN!”) En masse, the crowd arose as one, and the response came crashing back like the sound of thunder: "VO ISTINU VOSKRES!" (“HE IS RISEN INDEED!”)
Thank you for helping us share the hope of the Resurrection with lost souls on these streets who have so little hope in their lives. With your prayers, we will see broken hearts healed by the love of God, and we will see shattered lives restored by a personal encounter with the living, resurrected Christ. Thank you for helping us preach God’s Word that gives new hope to those who have given up.
Thank you for helping provide food to those who are always hungry. Without the generous gifts of caring friends like you, we could not feed hungry people, and share this wonderful Resurrection story! You'll never know how grateful I am to God for your partnership in the gospel.
I say to you at this triumphant Easter season: CHRIST IS RISEN! And I trust your response is loud and clear: HE IS RISEN INDEED!
Willie Jordan (Mrs. Fred Jordan)
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