Exiles Forum

Lisburn, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland


Belarus couple are guest speakers at Missionary Meeting

Mihail and Albina Nikitov

Mihail and Albina Nikitov

A couple from Belarus are to be the guest speakers at a Missionary Meeting to be held in Lisburn Reformed Presbyterian Church (Nettlehill Road) next Wednesday evening (27th February) at 8.00 pm.

Mihail and Albina Nikitov, who were married in 1988, came to England in 1993 where they studied at the European Missionary Fellowship School of Biblical Studies. In 1994 they moved to Ruba were they were responsible for planting a church. Ruba, a town of 7,080 inhabitants, is in the Vitebsk region of Belarus. According to the Rev Professor Robert McCollum, minister of Lisburn Reformed Presbyterian Church, the town at that time had no Christian witness and in fact there were no Christians living in the area. The Nikitovs made contact with individuals who showed an interest in Christianity. The Lord blessed their efforts: a number of adults were converted and a church was established. Mihail pastors the church and continues with personal evangelism supported by his wife Albina. They have been encouraged in the work, as the Lord has continued to bless their efforts and add new members to the congregation. In 2002, new legislation in Belarus concerning evangelical churches caused concern for the future of the church; the need for their own permanent church building became an urgent requirement. Following a long difficult period, when their plans to achieve this were fiercely opposed by local residents, the building project is now well under way.

Everyone will be most welcome to join with us at the Missionary Meeting in Lisburn Reformed Presbyterian Church next Wednesday evening when Mihail and Albina Nikitov will give an up-to-date presentation of their Christian work and witness in this region of Belarus.

Further information available from Rev Robert McCollum 92664313.