Mission: To spread the gospel of jesus christ primarily among russian speaking people thoughout the world reaching the hopeless and broken with the transforming love and power of jesus christ through our prison magazine, rehab center and media ministries.
Programs: Prison magazine & prison ministry - russian christian radio (rcr) publishes a christian magazine for prisoners called the gospel behind barbed wire, which is widely used by those who minister to prisoners. Over 600 prison ministers send the magazine into prisons as they correspond or visit with prisoners. Our magazine currently reaches most of the roughly 700 prisons in russia. We are also listed in the russian post mail order catalog, where anyone can order our magazine directly.
rehab center ministry - for those with drug & alcohol addictions -drug addiction and alcoholism are big problems in russia, sending many to prison and rehab centers. More than 120 people undergo a program in our 14 pirkko home rehab centers at any given time. The goal for each resident is a complete transformation heart, soul, body & mind. The program lasts 8 months and includes bible study twice a day, as well as chores and work to support the center, to provide food and teach responsibility. Each home is partnered with a local church which mentors the residents and helps with basic needs. Thirty pirkko home leaders minister on a daily basis.
media ministry - radio and video programs. Production of new radio and video programs continues to be an effective tool for rcr to accomplish its mission of spreading the gospel. The programs include sermons as well as testimonies and interviews, and can be found on the russian website at www. Rcr. Ru. Programs are also available via satellite and some local radio stations in countries of the former ussr. Rcr also produces cds, dvds and literature that are sent to prisoners, prison ministers and other listeners and supporters in response to letters received.