The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Up from the ashes

Church life grows rapidly in the Kaliningrad enclave of Russia

For a remote Russian village isolated within the forests of central northeast Prussia, Aug. 22, 1998, was a big day. That morning Gromovo celebrated its first church service in more than 50 years. Since scavengers over the years had left only the church steeple standing, the service took place in a farmhouse.

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