Euro-Asia Division

"Good Hands" Association Hosts Uplifting Event in Russia

A surprise performance by an Adventist choir and personal testimonies highlight the meeting centered around biblical promises and community support.

ESD News, with ANN Staff
"Good Hands" Association Hosts Uplifting Event in Russia

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On May 12, 2024, a "Good Hands" volunteer association event took place in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. The event featured an unexpected performance by the church choir, delighting the guests.

Christian songwriters and performers from various communities in Nizhny Novgorod and the surrounding region typically participate in the musical program at the meetings. For the first time in the history of the volunteer association, the choir of the Central Community of Seventh-day Adventists was invited to the May meeting. This came as a pleasant surprise to the attendees, uplifting their spirits and contributing to the special atmosphere of the gathering.


The theme of the meetings for the current year was "Biblical promises: Fulfillment in my life." Each speaker at the meeting was expected to share how Bible promises are being fulfilled in their life. At the May meeting, clergyman Evgeny Kaftanov shared his experience. He recounted how the promise written in the book of the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled in his life: "Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know." Evgeniy shared a personal story of how, after spending the entire summer serving in Christian camps and not earning enough money to buy clothes for school, he prayed one morning and later found money on the street, which enabled him to purchase the needed clothes.


The "Good Hands" meetings provide an opportunity to help people using your creativity. It's a place where people feel welcomed and understood. At a recent "Good Hands" event, one of the regular attendees recited a poem that she had written herself.


There was also a health room for guests. There, attendees discussed the benefits of ear exercises and how to do them. According to presenters, massaging the auricle improves blood circulation, including to the brain, having a positive effect on cognitive abilities. About 50 people visited the clothing aid room in an hour. They were able to choose clothes for themselves, and one woman, who is expecting a baby, left with a baby stroller. Fifty-one people received food packages and three people used the visited the hairdresser.

The Bible courses that followed the meeting focused on the question, "What kind of God is?"

The original article was published on the Euro-Asia Division Russian website.


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