Yura Belonozhkin, with his wife Masha and two boys, lives above the arctic circle where he ministers to men through his ministry called The Manhood Forge.
About five years ago, Yura was commissioned by his church in St. Petersburg to go to the northernmost reaches of Russia – to the region near Murmansk.
In addition to his regular meetings with men, a large part of Yura’s ministry is organizing and mobilizing men’s spiritual retreats. Yura sets the agenda, makes the logistical arrangements, lines up the speakers and teachers (often in partnership with Swedish pastors) and commits the event to prayer. Without Jesus, many of the men are (or will soon become) drug addicted and without hope.
Yura has also been translating into Russian a CD audio series about men taking leadership in their families and presenting it to the men. (The Quest for authentic Manhood, by Robert Lewis.)
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