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Write a telegram to Dmitry Shestakov, Usbekistan

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«If the Lord had not been on our side, the flood would have engulfed us.» Psalm 124.

«These words have become a reality in our lives,» says Marina Shestakov, (photo) «and they express our feelings well. Sometimes we feel totally overwhelmed by the situation, but God is the God of the impossible and the only thing I can do, is cling to Him.

When I met with Dmitry in prison I thought he was the one who was going to need encouragement, but he told me: «I am a free person, even though I am here in prison. Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.» 

There may be disappointments, frustrations and feelings of depression for either one of us, but we are free people and «our help is in the name of the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.»

David is not allowed to have a Bible in prison, neither is he allowed to openly worship God, but his spirit is free.

Once, when all of this is over and we have forgotten the misery and pain, we will remember God’s miracles and His faithfulness. There will come a time when our joy will be perfect. All these situations are part of God’s process with us to make us mature in Him.

We are very grateful for all the prayers on our behalf. Please continue to pray for us that we will see God’s intervention in our lives, again and again.”

David cannot receive letters in prison, but telegrams can be delivered. The family requests that we send telegrams to David for his birthday on the 9th of April.

Please send telegrams to him (NO LETTERS !!!).

  • Please do not say anything negative about the government of Uzbekistan and do not mention Open Doors. (You may want to keep it short as it is a telegram!)
  • Please make sure you provide the address in Russian.

г. Навои 5
УЯ 64/29
Отряд 6
Шестакову Дмитрию

Mr. Dmitry Shestakov
Group 6
UY 64/29
210100 Navoi – 5

Here are some sites that provide online services for sending a telegram:

This is a site that provides free translation of brief sentences; from English into Russian or vice versa.

Here are some Russian verses and expressions which can be used:

Philippians 4:19
My God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.
Бог мой да восполнит всякую нужду вашу, по богатству Своему в славе, Христом Иисусом.

1 Thessalonians 5:28
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you
Благодать Господа нашего Иисуса Христа с вами.

We are praying for you:
Мы молимся о вас. 
God bless you:
Да благословит вас Господь.

We do not forget you:
Мы не забываем вас.
With love in Christ:
С любовью во Христе.

With warm greetings:
С сердечными приветами.


Infos March 2008


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