Serving in CIS as Global Deployment | Eurasia
Linda Russell is a global missionary for the Church of the Nazarene in Moscow, Russia. She has served in Moscow since 1995.
Linda was born in Darby, Pennsylvania. She received the B.S. in elementary education at Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Massachusetts.
She received the M.A. of education from Northwest Nazarene College in Nampa, Idaho. She taught for seventeen years in Meridian, Idaho, before she took a one-year absence to volunteer in Moscow as a Nazarene in Volunteer Service.
Linda has an administrative role on the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Field and teaches two evening conversational English classes a week at the Moscow Ministry Center. During the summer, she enjoys coordinating youth teams to Armenia which lead Vacation Bible Schools and day camps in new church plant areas and in churches that would otherwise not be able to hold a VBS.
Going Where the Church is Not Yet
Today there are over 4.3 billion people who live in areas where there is little to no gospel witness. 4.3 billion people who have not heard the message of the gospel, who have never heard the name of Jesus. We believe that everyone deserves to hear. God continues to call the Church of the Nazarene to spread the message of the gospel, to preach holiness, and to bring good news to the poor all over the world. The task is enormous; far too big for anyone to do alone, but together we can go where the church is not yet and see people, communities, and nations transformed. Reaching these people begins with one step, a step of obedience and faithfulness that says yes to God’s call. Take your first step and start your journey toward serving in missions today.