Bridge Internationa, founded by Mikhail Morgulis, is one of the oldest nonprofit Slavic missions in
the United States. It is a Russian-American team of Christians
who are working to facilitate American Christians' contacts with believers in
the former Soviet Union. The mission of Christian
is rooted in the commitment to share the best of American Christianity with the
people of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
Diplomacy is one of the active underlying principles of Christian
Bridge. In regular or professional diplomatic
efforts, whether in business or in government, the parties act solely to
advance their own interests. Love
presupposes taking actions that also consider the interests of others. Spiritual Diplomacy is diplomacy as we know
it strengthened by love. It is diplomacy with the addition of the New Testament
can protect life on Earth? Tolerance!
What is the most difficult thing God asks us to do? To love other
is not easy to find in oneself this capacity for love now, and it is ever more
difficult to act upon it. And yet, it is
God's great and foremost commandment that we display Love and Tolerance in our
worldwide relations with one another.
gives birth to tolerance. And, if there
is more tolerance and love between nations and between individuals we will be
able to cure the bleeding wounds of our times.
will help us in this? Many diplomats and
other concerned people are doing the best they can to achieve this dream of a
better and safer tomorrow, but they can't do it alone. Only God can give a person the gift of
sincere and compassionate love and a sincere desire for peace. God's words about the power of love are expressed
in 1 Corinthians 13:1-8, 13.
Diplomacy allows us to build bridges between individuals, groups, businesses
Morgulis, founder of CBI, is a well-known writer in Russia,
and throughout the CIS countries. While
still living in the Soviet Union,
he was awarded the First Prize in Literature by the communist government in
1972. He underwent a spiritual
transformation to become a prominent Christian leader who in 1987 was the first
to broadcast Christian programs on state-owned radio stations .inside the USSR. Prior to that his message was heard on many
Christian radio programs in the world, and millions of believers and
nonbelievers in the CIS are familiar with his voice. In 1991, he led a delegation of well-known American
Christians to Moscow
to visit the Supreme Soviet (Parliament), the Council of Ministers, the KGB and
the Kremlin. There, for the first time
in history, Morgulis prayed in front of KGB generals
and other senior officers. In the Kremlin, where the delegation was received by
Mikhail Gorbachev, he also prayed, and President Gorbachev prayed with him.
Morgulis, with help from friends, has published more
than a hundreds titles of Christian books in Russian translation. He is well connected with numerous notable
people in government and business in America
not to mention his connections within the Christian world. He has helped American Christian businessmen
make important connections in Russia,
and other CIS countries. He has
spearheaded humanitarian efforts for those in need in the CIS such as orphans,
the homeless, the children of imprisoned women in Mozhaisk,
families of the Kursk
tragedy and, more recently, families that lost their children in the Beslan terrorist attack to mention only a few.
WHAT CAN CHRISTIAN BRIDGE DO FOR
1: We can provide quality translation and
publication of books and brochures your pastor or evangelist would like to use
in evangelistic efforts in CIS countries.
We can help you distribute them in Russian churches, schools,
universities and in the Army. We can
also help your business in the same way with translation, publication and
distribution to the intended recipients.
2: We can assist you in producing radio and/or
TV programs or advertisements on the basis of your materials and help you find
reasonably priced air time for broadcasting them in Russia,
3: We can find a sister church in Russia
for your church to build personal friendships, share the joy of unity in Christ
with Russian Christians, and enrich each other spiritually.
We can help you find and strengthen reliable business contacts if you look
forward to doing business with the newly opened markets in Russia,
and other CIS countries.
We can organize your delegation's/team's trip anywhere in the CIS with the
backing of the government. Assistance in
purchasing discount air tickets, as well as in lodging and travel arrangements
in Russia, can be provided. A series of Christian meetings or discussions
could be organized in churches, schools, universities, orphanages, as well as
visitations to orphanages, prisons and nursing homes.
6: If you have an important spiritual,
diplomatic or practical agenda to share with leaders in CIS countries we could
assure that you meet with major decision-makers in these countries.
goal is to bring the resurrected and glorified Christ into every spiritually
hungry heart. We are determined to use
our time, talents and resources for this great purpose. We will work to help millions of Slavic
people enjoy a spiritually rich Christian life in its fullest; to unite Russian
and American Christians in a common prayer in the name of Christ. Our dream is that Russia
would become a truly Christian nation.
Our prayers and ministry are dedicated to that goal.
work as your middleman.
Bridge International will build a bridge between your church or Christian
organization and Russian Christians, between your business in America
and other CIS countries, between your heart and the hearts of your brothers and
sisters across the ocean.
is the One Who unites us! May He bless
you as you work to hasten His kingdom!
P.O. Box 88334
Carol Stream, IL 60188
to the ministry of CHRISTIAN BRIDGE INTERNATIONAL would be greatly
appreciated. This would enable us to
continue with the humanitarian projects in Russia,
and other CIS countries.