Kirill Polonskiy, our man in Moscow, reports that a Chosen People Ministries’seminar for leaders of Messianic congregations drew participants from all over Russia, the Crimea, Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan. He writes, “We had three amazing days of training and communication. Our Mission is the only Messianic organization in Russia doing such seminars for Messianic leaders. We believe that training and equipping of leadership is an essential part of our ministry that will give stability to the local Messianic communities.” The seminar was attended by Alexander Royanov, leader of the Messianic Jewish congregation of Mariupol, Donetsk region, Ukraine. The Messianic community in Mariupol is continuing its ministry there, despite hardships.